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Hash This title is usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.

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111124

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Adrift in space
Gold Team Junior has made the Interstellar 3D Championships. But if no one can fix their starship, they won't be playing anytime soon.
ISBN 9781420211702
Series Out of this world series (7 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally & Lin, Matt (ill)
No book cover.
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The
A classic story of slavery and a runaway boy's exploits. Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunken father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. When Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escape down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave, Jim. They face trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all, the friends stick together.
ISBN 9780192824417
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
Twain, Mark
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Adventures of Scarygirl, The
Abandoned on a remote peninsula, Scarygirl is rescued by Blister, a large friendly octopus. Blister and Scarygirl become best friends. But no one knows where Scarygirl came from, or who she really is, and her dreams are full of strange and disturbing visions.
ISBN 9781742372938
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Graphic novels /
Jurevicius, Nathan
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. One fateful night, they witness a murder and the boys swear never to reveal their secret. They run away to be pirates and search for hidden treasure. But, Tom gets trapped in a cave with the murderer.
ISBN 9780141321103
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Twain, Mark & Peck, Richard (intr)
No book cover.
49473
Airman
Conor Broekhart was born to fly. In an age when many dreamed of flying, it became his destiny. When a cruel and cunning betrayal destroys his family, Conor must win the race for flight to save his family and right a terrible wrong.
ISBN 9780141383354
Publisher Puffin UK, 2008
Colfer, Eoin
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Alchemyst, The
Sophie and Josh Newman find their lives intertwined with Nicholas Flamel and the powerful book he protects, the Book of Abraham the Mage, that enables the holder to save or destroy the world.
ISBN 9780385612944
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (1 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2007
Scott, Michael
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Alex Rider graphic novels
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 Alex Rider graphic novels (3 books)
Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
No book cover.
Alex Rider series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Alex Rider series (9 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Alice's adventures in Wonderland
On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange, fantasy world, with even stranger characters, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute.
ISBN 9781904351832
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Carroll, Lewis
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Alien rescue
Scott, Rudy and AJ think helping a bunch of trapped aliens is cool - until the aliens start fighting.
ISBN 9781420211825
Series Out of this world series (12 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
No book cover.
113863
All fall down
Christobel, fourteen and heiress to a fortune, is bored and lonely until she decides to dress as a boy and rescue her servant's son who has been kidnapped. It becomes a dangerous game set in the crime and disease-ridden slums of The Rocks.
ISBN 9781877003868
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Geason, Susan
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Amazing Spencer Gray, The
Spencer Gray is twelve - finally old enough to join Dad in his glider. His mates are going to be so jealous. Going up is awesome, but when disaster strikes, Spencer will need to be nothing short of amazing.
ISBN 9781922089328
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Fitzpatrick, Deb
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Amber amulet, The
Twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger - a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent. Along with his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness?
ISBN 9781742379982
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Silvey, Craig
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Anaconda ambush
Sam Fox is on a field trip with his uncle in the Amazon when he's swept over a waterfall into an underground lake and discovers a fortune in gold. But, there's an enormous anaconda lurking in the cave and the snake is just the first obstacle Sam will have to overcome if he's to get out of the Amazon alive.
ISBN 9780143303701
Series Extreme adventures series (8 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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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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Angel experiment, The
Fourteen year old Max and her adopted family, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy and Angel, were created as experiments in a lab and are genetically enhanced enabling them to fly. Jeb, a sympathetic scientist, helped them to escape and they are on the run from part-human, part-wolf predators, called Erasers, who have orders to kill them so that the world will never know they existed.
ISBN 9780316067959
Series Maximum ride series (1 of 5)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
No book cover.
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Anila's journey
Menace and mystery lie in wait for Anila Tandy who secures a job drawing birds for an English naturalist, travelling on a river boat up the Ganges River. Anila will use this journey to search for her father, missing for years and presumed dead. Anila must test herself in the man's world of India, in the late 1700s.
ISBN 9781406306590
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Finn, Mary
No book cover.
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Apothecary, The
In 1952, after her parents are identified as communists, Janie must move from Los Angeles to the safety of London. The war has ended but it's a tense time, and Janie is uncomfortable at her new school. She notices Benjamin, a curiously defiant boy, who dreams of becoming a spy. When his father, an apothecary, is kidnapped, Benjamin and Janie are embroiled in a plot involving real espionage and nuclear threats.
ISBN 9781921758171
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Meloy, Maile
No book cover.
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Art fraud detective
The security guard at the Town Hall Gallery has a big problem. Some of the priceless masterpieces have been stolen and replaced with cunning forgeries. The guard needs your sharp eyes and patience to identify the fake paintings.
ISBN 9780753411957
Publisher Kingfisher, 2000
Nilsen, Anna
No book cover.
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Astrid Spark fixologist: the girl with the incredible, magnetic fingers
The silly, inventive and fun adventures of a girl with a magnetic finger.
ISBN 9781865087184
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Austere academy, The
The Baudelaire orphans are sent to a terrible boarding school where they meet the Quagmire triplets and watch their backs for Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064408639
Series Series of unfortunate events (5 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Bad beginning, The
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits to outsmart a distant relative who is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. A story of misery.
ISBN 9780064407663
Series Series of unfortunate events (1 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Snicket, Lemony
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Behemoth
The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. The Darwinists will need it now they are at war with the Austrian Clanker powers. Alek, heir to the Austrian throne, is posing as a commoner while Deryn Sharp, a girl, is posing as a boy in the British Air Service. Despite their different philosophies, the pair unite aboard the airship Leviathan, hoping to end the war. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780670073047
Series The Leviathan trilogy (2 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
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Beka Cooper series
Science fiction/fantasy series. 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 Beka Cooper series (3 books)
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
7076
Benny & Babe
Benny and Babe are unlikely friends who decide to go into business together, but they need to avoid the bullying of Furty Howlin. Their business of scavenging fishing tackle leads to a very dangerous encounter.
ISBN 9780143300564
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Colfer, Eoin
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Beowulf
Beowulf, the fearless warrior battles three evils that terrorise the entire kingdom of Denmark. He slays Grendel the merciless ogre and his vengeful sea hag mother. In his old age, Beowulf faces a bloody struggle with the deadly dragon of the deep in which he may not be as successful as in his youth.
ISBN 9781406305975
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Morpurgo, Michael
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Beyond the knock-knock door
After ruining a classmate's costume party, the Bowman triplets are chased into the city sewers. Locked inside, they discover a gateway to another world where sharks fly, swashbucklers scheme and party costumes become real. The triplets are mistaken for famous heroes and must fight the biggest trouble of all.
ISBN 9781741664072
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Monk, Scott
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Big dry, The
With each year of drought the heat became worse. The lawns and crops withered and died. Buildings began to crumble and collapse and more people left the city. George and his little brother Beeper become worried when their father fails to return from a trip to town for food and fuel. Fear for the safety of their dad quickly becomes a fight for their own survival. Will they have the strength to cope in such hot and brutal conditions.
ISBN 9780732297633
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Davis, Tony
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Blackthorn's betrayal: honouring a warrior's pledge
Blackthorn's greatest desire, to become a Trahern warrior, is dangling within her reach. But, she must embark on a treacherous mission, deep into enemy territory, to infiltrate the Doane camp. She must locate the stolen daughter of Esil but the stakes are higher than she could ever imagine. As the mission takes a sinister twist, Blackthorn's instincts are put to the ultimate test.
ISBN 9781921529030
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Pulford, Elizabeth
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Blackthorn: becoming a forest warrior
Alyana is determined, despite being female, despite being so young, to become a great Trahern warrior. When her father dies, leaving her orphaned, she flees the constraints of her religious uncle's household and lives rough and wild, hunting and fighting in the great forest. Then her worst fears are realised. It is far worse to be captured by her enemies, the Doane, than endure her previous loneliness and isolation.
ISBN 9781921529443
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Pulford, Elizabeth
No book cover.
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Blind trek
Hilton and Tim can't stand each other. They are forced together via their parents' friendship and their bike has crashed in the middle of nowhere. The only way home is to walk. Danger lurks and, if the boys are to survive, they must work together.
ISBN 9780143302469
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Kennedy, Jim
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6807

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Blood sports: Fletcher Smith, sports P I
Fourteen year old Fletcher Smith is a sports private Investigator, working out of the Institute in Canberra. With his adult side-kick, Frank, he takes on a case to solve the kidnap of football coach, Kelvin Hunt.
ISBN 9781741690200
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harlen, Jonathan
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Bloodhound
Beka Cooper is finally a Dog, a fully fledged member of the Provost's Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Corus's streets. Delving deep into the gambling world, it won't be enough for Beka be her usual terrier self. She'll have to learn from Achoo to sniff out the criminals and to be a Bloodhound.
ISBN 9781862918023
Series Beka Cooper series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Pierce, Tamora
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Bones
Twins,Danny and Nicki, notice that their dog, Patch, is bringing home bones to bury in the garden. The only problem is that the bones look like human bones. The police are called in and their dad's prize-winning flowers are dug up. When they follow Patch around the neighbourhood, they get a very big surprise indeed.
ISBN 9780143303992
Publisher Penguin NZ, 2008
Crisp, Maureen
No book cover.
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Boy versus rat dog
Colt doesn't know his own strength. When a showdown with a rat dog has tragic consequences, his arch enemy, Officer Katt, seeks revenge. She steals the thing that matters most to Colt, right when his superpowers seem to have disappeared. But superpowers or not, Birdy and Colt are on the case, and the secrets they uncover could change Colt's life forever.
ISBN 9780143307297
Series Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014 (4 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Brief candle
Based on the adventures of the Bronte sisters, Charlotte and Emily, and their brother, Branwell. Cooped up inside the bleak parsonage in winter, they write adventures for the heroes of their secret worlds. One day, Emily escapes to the moor and finds a mysterious outcast, Heslington, whose story of lost love intrigues her. She resolves to help him.
ISBN 9780340873700
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2004
Pennington, Kate
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Bring back Cerberus
The demand: bring back Cerberus, the new technology that's only whispered about in the furthest reaches of cyberspace. Drawn into the shady world of black-hat hacking and industrial espionage, Dom will need every skill he's learnt to complete this instalment. How can Dom steal something that doesn't exist. Failure is not an option.
ISBN 9781742378596
Series The debt series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Gwynne, Phillip
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Brotherband 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 Brotherband series (3 books)
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
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Bushfire rescue
While trying to stop cattle rustlers from stealing a stud bull, an injured Sam is isolated in the mountains during a horrific bushfire. To survive, he must rely on his courage, ingenuity and the help of Chainsaw, a mad old rodeo bull.
ISBN 9780143302209
Series Extreme adventures series (2 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim amidst the petticoats of Artemis
Amidst the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, Captain Neptune Bone has unearthed an incredible relic which promises him supernatural powers.
ISBN 9780733616389
Series Cairo Jim series (10 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood after the puce empress
A mysterious man inexplicably disappears mid-flight on the way to Shanghai. The strange object he thrusts into the flight attendant's hand leads Jocelyn Osgood, Cairo Jim and Joan Twilight on a search for a priceless, Chinese antiquity.
ISBN 9780340584453
Series Cairo Jim series (3 of 18)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in ascent into Asgard
While stopping over in Norway, Joan Twilight buys a rusty old hammer she thinks will interest her friend Jocelyn Osgood. They seek out Professor Snerdforst and discover the hammer is more than a dusty relic.
ISBN 9780733616365
Series Cairo Jim series (8 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in bedlam from Bollywood
Cairo Jim and his friends, including Valkyrian Airways flight attendant Jocelyn Osgood, must uncover yet another mystery of history when they become embroiled in the shooting of an Indian film.
ISBN 9780733612244
Series Cairo Jim series (15 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the alabastron of the forgotten gods
A seemingly ordinary vase is stolen from the Greek Archaeological Museum by a figure swathed in mystery. But the vase, an ancient alabastron, holds a potent force that must not be allowed to escape.
ISBN 9780733616341
Series Cairo Jim series (6 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the Astragals of Angkor
The Astragals of Angkor, strange ancient carvings from Cambodia, are discovered in the Vaults of Abandonment, deep below the Old Relics Society in Cairo. Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, must find out where they came from and why they are shown in such outrageous positions.
ISBN 9780733616617
Series Cairo Jim series (18 of 18)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim and the chaos from Crete
Jim and his faithful companions, Doris and Brenda, go underground to stop Neptune Bone and Desdemona the Parrot from finding the lost power of Knoss. They search for them in the labyrinth but discover more than they could predict.
ISBN 9780733612251
Series Cairo Jim series (13 of 18)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim and the lagoon of tidal magnificence
The kidnapping of the entire Turkish women's Olympic Tent Erection Team sparks an adventure which includes archaeological investigations by Cairo Jim and his off-beat team.
ISBN 9780733602955
Series Cairo Jim series (11 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the quest for the quetzal queen
Cairo Jim must solve the riddle of the sudden and unexplained disappearance of paintings of the legendary quetzal queen. The paintings are not the only thing to disappear, so has Fifi Glusac, contortionist and harmonica player.
ISBN 9781406305432
Series Cairo Jim series (7 of 18)
Publisher Walker Books, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim and the rorting of Rameses' regalia
A very exciting hieroglyphics discovery, in the Temple of Hathor at Dendara, sends Cairo Jim and friends off in pursuit of the secret of turning ordinary metals into gold.
ISBN 9780733612268
Series Cairo Jim series (14 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the secret sepulchre of the Sphinx
When Cairo Jim, and his friends make the find of the century, a new enemy on the scene sets out to discredit Jim and destroy his hard-won reputation
ISBN 9780733605796
Series Cairo Jim series (9 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim and the sumptuous stash of Silenus
Cairo Jim and his friends set out to stop Captain Neptune F Bone in his greedy pursuit to dominate the world's total gold resources, and to save King Midas's daughter.
ISBN 9781741635386
Series Cairo Jim series (16 of 18)
Publisher Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim and the sunken sarcophagus of Sekheret
When Captain Neptune Bone disappears in the Red Sea while diving for a lost sarcophagus of a Pharaoh, Cairo Jim is called in to try and help find him in the dark and watery depths.
ISBN 9781406300215
Series Cairo Jim series (4 of 18)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim and the tyrannical bauble of Tiberius
Cairo Jim and his friends are sent to Rome to get to the bottom of an act of felony when a priceless and mysterious artefact, the Imperishable Bauble, is discovered to be missing.
ISBN 9780733616402
Series Cairo Jim series (12 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
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Cairo Jim and the xylophones above Zarundi
Jocelyn Osgood, friend of Cairo Jim, becomes embroiled in the theft of a priceless, royal tiara. She is thrown into a world of chaos and mystery in Zarundi, Africa.
ISBN 9780340622452
Series Cairo Jim series (5 of 18)
Publisher Starlight, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim at the crossroads of Orpheus
In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place. Long forgotten perfumes are being reinvented. But, when one of these whiffs of wonderment, believed to have legendary hypnotic powers, goes missing, it is up to that well-known archaeologist, Cairo Jim, and his friends to try and stop a rush of evil.
ISBN 9781741636093
Series Cairo Jim series (17 of 18)
Publisher Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim in search of Martenarten
Cairo Jim is in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, on the hunt for the lost tomb of the Pharaoh Martenarten. The treacherous and devious Captain Neptune Bone is after the same priceless treasure.
ISBN 9781406300208
Series Cairo Jim series (2 of 18)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Cairo Jim on the trail to ChaCha Muchos
Cairo Jim, archaeologist and failed poet, discovers he is not the only one on the dangerour trail to ChaCha Muchos, a mysterious city deep in dark Peru.
ISBN 9781406300192
Series Cairo Jim series (1 of 18)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
Cairo Jim series
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 Cairo Jim series (18 books)
McSkimming, Geoffrey
No book cover.
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Camel rider
Set in the panic and confusion of a wartime attack, two boys from different cultures must rely on each other to survive in the desert.
ISBN 9780143300823
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2004
Mason, Prue
No book cover.
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Camp croc
Camp Trib is legendary and Daks is finally there after years of waiting. So, too, are some wildlife smugglers. It's a jungle out there and Daks and his mates are in for an unexpected adventure at camp. Perhaps, they should be more afraid of the smugglers than the wildlife.
ISBN 9781921720031
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Trewin, Trudie
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Carnivorous carnival, The
The Baudelaire orphans are falsely accused of murder. On the run from Count Olaf, they disguise themselves in a carnival as entertainers.
ISBN 9780064410120
Series Series of unfortunate events (9 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2002
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
16757
Cat kin, The
Ben and Tiffany overcome their own problems when they take on the human vermin of London using their amazing martial arts skills. These skills, learnt from the unnervingly cat-like and unlikely Mrs Powell, come from an age of cat-worship.
ISBN 9780571234813
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2007
Green, Nick
No book cover.
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Catch the Zolt
Dom's family owe an ancient debt to a secretive organisation known simply as The Debt. Now that Dom is 15, it is his turn to make the six Instalments required from each Silvagni male or sacrifice a pound of flesh in payment. Dom's first challenge is to catch the Zolt, a 17-year-old Facebook bandit who has a penchant for stealing light aircraft from wealthy Gold Coast residents.
ISBN 9781742378442
Series The debt series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Gwynne, Phillip
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Cay, The
A classic story of race relations, shipwrecks and survival when a young boy and an older man find themselves stranded on an isolated cay in the middle of the ocean.
ISBN 9780140366204
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1995
Taylor, Theodore
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Chronicles of ancient darkness series
In the pre-agricultural Stone Age, a boy called Torak struggles against the forces of evil that killed his father. 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 ancient darkness series (5 books)
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
No book cover.
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City of Ember, The
Endless darkness is threatening the underground city of Ember. Food is in short supply, corruption is spreading and the lights keep failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness. Lina and Doon must find a way to escape before the lights go out forever.
ISBN 9780552559980
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Deprau, Jeanne
No book cover.
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City of lies
The Keeper Trilogy - Book 2. Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. She's supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt but she will not leave her sick parents. But, when Toadspit's sister is stolen, he and Goldie follow the child-stealers. She discovers some dangerous secrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. Goldie needs all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends.
ISBN 9781742379999
Series Keepers trilogy, The (2 of 3)
Publisher Delacorte Press, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Tanner, Lian
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Clearheart
Ella is the Clearheart, part human and part magical. She is striving to learn how to fly so she can win the skateboarding championship, but the Duke has a dastardly plan to invade Magus which Ella must foil.
ISBN 9781741694673
Series Flitterwig (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Cullen, Edrei
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Climb a lonely hill
A prospecting holiday turns into a struggle for survival for two children when their car crashes in an isolated place in the bush, killing their uncle.
ISBN 9780006715962
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1984
Topics / Australian Author /
Norman, Lilith
No book cover.
Conspiracy 365
An adventure series featuring Cal Ormond. 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 Conspiracy 365 (13 books)
Lord, Gabrielle
No book cover.
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Conspiracy 365 black ops: hunted
Cal is undercover and evading search parties, planning rescue missions and sneaking through a maze of hidden tunnels is an average day for Cal as he evades capture.
ISBN 9781742835198
Series Conspiracy 365 (13 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365 black ops: missing
Cal agrees to work as an undercover agent to find his twin and on an island for troubled twins he faces his most heart-stopping challenges yet.
ISBN 9781742835181
Series Conspiracy 365 (13 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: April
A high-speed chase gone wrong leaves Cal exposed to certain capture by Oriana's thugs. He knows if they succeed, any hope of seeing Gabbi alive again is remote. He has to get away but he can't just leave a man to drown.
ISBN 9781741690361
Series Conspiracy 365 (4 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
No book cover.
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Conspiracy 365: August
Buried alive in a coffin, Cal's chances of survival are running out as fast as the air around him. Thanks to his unknown attackers, he's lost the Jewel and the Riddle, and now his life hangs in the balance. Six feet under. Boges and Winter are frantically trying to find him before it's too late.
ISBN 9781741693201
Series Conspiracy 365 (8 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
No book cover.
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Conspiracy 365: December
It's December, the final month in the deadly 365 day countdown. Cal desperately needs to get to Ireland but, with airport security at an all-time high, escaping the country seems impossible. He must reach the Ormond Singularity before midnight. One thing's for sure, people will lose their lives in the fight to the end.
ISBN 9781741693249
Series Conspiracy 365 (12 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: February
Callum has survived January, on the run from villains and criminals chasing the secret they believe he possesses, the key to vast fortune for his family. Callum's sister has been viciously attacked and the police believe Callum is responsible. The mystery is deepened by his suspicions of Winter.
ISBN 9781741690347
Series Conspiracy 365 (2 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: January
Callum Ormond is jolted out of his ordinary school and family life by a series of events where at least one villain is after his life and his family secret. The problem is that Callum does not even know the secret himself. He only knows that his dad, who died in mysterious circumstances, has left him a puzzle to solve.
ISBN 9781741690330
Series Conspiracy 365 (1 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: July
Breaking out of the fishing net is the least of Cal's worries. All kinds of perils await him on deck. He dodges the cops but becomes indebted to a boat captain. He must learn more about Piers Ormond's will but is stuck carting fish to earn back his freedom. Cal may have a chance if he can find his great-aunt.
ISBN 9781741693195
Series Conspiracy 365 (7 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
No book cover.
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Conspiracy 365: June
With seconds to spare, Cal escapes from the burning wreck of the Orca. Helicopters search from the sky, while Oriana's thugs chase on foot. Cal must dodge the cops and crims, and return to his pursuit of the Ormond Jewel. Convinced Sligo has the Jewel, Cal embarks on a dangerous break-in mission to retrieve it.
ISBN 9781741690385
Series Conspiracy 365 (6 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
No book cover.
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Conspiracy 365: Malice
Callum, Boges and Winter lived through the 365 days it took to solve the Ormond Singularity then barely escaped from a lunatic bent on revenge. Now a deadly secret from Winter's mysterious past has come to haunt them. The countdown begins again.
ISBN 9781742833828
Series Conspiracy 365 (14 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: March
Trapped, with a train bearing down on him, Cal's chances of survival look grim. The cops and criminal gangs are unrelenting, they want him behind bars or dead. The stakes are getting higher but all the clues to the Ormond Singularity just lead to more puzzles, and more danger.
ISBN 9781741690354
Series Conspiracy 365 (3 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
No book cover.
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Conspiracy 365: May
The sound of screaming fills the air. Cal's identity has been stripped from him and he's been locked up in an asylum where danger lurks on both sides of the bars. He has no idea who has put him there but the doctors are convinced that Cal is delusional, and have no intention of setting him free.
ISBN 9781741690378
Series Conspiracy 365 (5 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
No book cover.
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Conspiracy 365: November
The deadline of the 31st of December is fast approaching and Cal's enemies are closing in on all sides. Even the notorious Toecutter Durham has emerged from the underworld to join the hunt. With so many answers finally imminent, it's crucial that Cal dodges danger and stays alive.
ISBN 9781741693232
Series Conspiracy 365 (11 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: October
A gun shot rings out as Cal hides from his stalkers. The hostile desert seems determined to become Cal's final resting place. Back in the city, an impossible job looms. To break into Oriana's safe at Zurich Bank, Boges needs to make a perfect copy of her fingerprint, and they need her PIN identification.
ISBN 9781741693225
Series Conspiracy 365 (10 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: Revenge
After three hundred and sixty-five days on the run, Cal Ormond is finally back with family and friends, and life seems good. But, one night, Cal receives a mysterious message. He doesn't know if it's a real warning or a hoax.
ISBN 9781741699760
Series Conspiracy 365 (13 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Conspiracy 365: September
Convinced Oriana was behind his little sister's kidnapping, Cal teams up with Boges to pull off a plan to extract vital information out of her. Together, they plant a listening bug in Oriana's house by firing it through her window with an air rifle, hoping his would-be killer will reveal the location of the precious Jewel and Riddle.
ISBN 9781741693218
Series Conspiracy 365 (9 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Lord, Gabrielle
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Corby Flood
Corby Flood and her large family are aboard a shabby cruise ship on their way to a new school. Armed with her trusty travel advisory, Corby learns about all the exotic ports along the coast while keeping an eye on the other passengers, the sinister Brotherhood of the Clowns, the unintelligible Hattenswillers, the mysterious man from Cabin 2 and the smarmy lieutenant. Most worying, though, is the creature in the crate.
ISBN 9780385750905
Series Far-flung adventures series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Crane
Five brothers were taught a different animal style of Kung-fu by the Grandmaster and each one uses it throughout their adventures. This is Hok's story, one of the brothers, who travels alone to the Shaolin temple where a secret is finally revealed to all.
ISBN 9780340902332
Series Five ancestors series (4 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2007
Stone, Jeff
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Crocodile attack
Exciting story of a fourteen year old boy and his two year old cousin who are kidnapped by a robber in Queensland during a cyclone. When the getaway car crashes into the raging Crocodile River, they must face many ordeals to survive.
ISBN 9780143302230
Series Extreme adventures series (1 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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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.
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Crocodile tears
Alex Rider's new year has started badly. A chance meeting with Desmond MCain, the dynamic chief of an international charity, First Aid, leads to several attempts on Alex's life. A journalist is threatening to expose him and someone is manipulating him in a deadly game. Life is uncertain and violent. Alone, out-numbered and with no means of escape, Alex is really in trouble and facing a certain and horrific death.
ISBN 9781406322866
Series Alex Rider series (7 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Crossfire
Luke is interested in guns and hunting but it is the emotional crossfire between his divorced parents that has him trapped.
ISBN 9780702223846
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Curds and whey mystery, The
Miss Muffet, yes the one in that nursery rhyme, doesn't have one problem - she has thousands, all of them with 8 legs. Harry Pigg is on the case and unfortunately he hates spiders, but he needs the work.
ISBN 9780007364039
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Burke, Bob
No book cover.
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Dangerous days of Daniel X, The
Fifteen year old alien hunter, Daniel X, is on a mission to finish the job that killed his parents. He wants to wipe out the world's most bloodthirsty aliens on The List. With telepathy and the ability to transform and create, Daniel's got more than a few tricks up his sleeve. But, as he battles towards his top target, Daniel can't forget that, on their lists, there's only one name at the top, and that's his.
ISBN 9780552558488
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Patterson, James & Ledwidge, Michael (cont)
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Daniel X: watch the skies
Daniel X has his work cut out for him. A teenage alien hunter, he has a deadly list of evil predators to eliminate and, while he's made it all look easy so far, much darker days await him. Next on his list is Number Five, an unsightly and terrifying alien, who is watching Daniel as intently as Daniel has been tracking him.
ISBN 9780385614634
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Patterson, James & Rust, Ned
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Danny Allen was here
Danny, his brother and sister and their friend, Mark, get up to all sorts of hilarious, hair-raising mischief. But, Danny and his family must face the biggest challenge of all, life without their farm.
ISBN 9780330422949
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Cummings, Phil
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Danny the champion of the world
Danny loves his life with his dad in the little gypsy caravan. His dad never runs out of wonderful stories. When Danny discovers his father' s secret, he' s off on the adventure of a lifetime, involving an hilarious pheasant-snatching expedition, and a daring plot to get the better of the horrible Mr Victor Hazell.
ISBN 9780141322674
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2007
Dahl, Roald & Blake, Quentin (ill)
No book cover.
Dark is rising
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Dark is rising (5 books)
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
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Dear Olly
The stories of a young man, his little sister and a baby swallow are intertwined simply to reveal the high price a young man pays when he gives up a lucrative career in vet science to bring joy and laughter to orphans in Africa. The values he puts on love, laughter and the chance to see gorillas in the wild make it all worth it.
ISBN 9780006753339
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Morpurgo, Michael
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Death cure, The
The time for Wocked's lies is over, but the truth could be more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine. Includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781908435200
Series Maze Runner series (3 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2012
Dashner, James
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Devil danger
Sam Fox is on a skiing trip in Tasmania when a baby plummets out of a cable car overhead. The baby is Crown Prince Thomas, the four month old son of European Princess Monica, and the fall results from a bungled kidnap attempt. Before he knows it, Sam is on the run from kidnappers and avoiding avalanches and explosions to keep the young Crown Prince alive.
ISBN 9780143303725
Series Extreme adventures series (10 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
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Dragon
Long, the dragon-style warrior, saw his temple burned, his brothers killed, and his siblings fleeing to the four winds. Now the five young warriors have reunited with Ying, the redeemed renegade who put all of these events in motion, and ShaoShu, the mousy street thief, to prevent the wily mantis Tonglong from taking over China.
ISBN 9780375830792
Series Five ancestors series (7 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2011
Stone, Jeff
No book cover.
Dragon Blood Pirates series
Two modern day boys, sometimes accompanied by their little sister and a sinister three-legged cat, are able to fall through time portals back to the time of bloodthirsty pirates and rollicking sea adventures. 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 Dragon Blood Pirates series (18 books)
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
No book cover.
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Dragon blood pirates: dead man's whirlpool
Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to find clues to the sabre's magical words and find out more about their ancestors amongst the pirates. But when the boys run into Slitgut who forces them to walk the plank, they uncover more than they could have expected in their wildest dreams.
ISBN 9780734411204
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (14 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: death diamond
Al and Owen have suddenly found themselves trapped on a rocky outcrop in the middle of a rising sea in another place and another century. They have to work out how they got there and how to get home, and more importantly, how to survive pirates like Captain Gunner, Snotty Nell and the ghost of Vicious Victor.
ISBN 9780734410719
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (1 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: doubloons and disaster
Al and Owen are again back in the world of the pirates and Al is beginning to discover his connection with this earlier time. The boys use their wits to escape some terrifying dangers as they rescue cash-strapped pirates. But, they will need all their resources to escape the evil clutches of Captain Blacktooth.
ISBN 9780734410726
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (2 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: graveyard diamonds
Al finds Prince Alleric's diary in the sea trunk in his attic and discovers some intriguing connections to his family history. The kids return to the islands in pursuit of Al's ancestors' treasure, visit the plague city and discover the golden key that opens a door to a secret in Dragon Island's hidden city.
ISBN 9780734411228
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (16 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: idols and ivory
This time Al's little sister, Hal, joins them unwittingly and unwillingly on their adventure. But she turns out to be another clue in their connection with this adventurous time in history. Al and Owen rescue kidnapped baby elephants and Al's decoding skills prove very handy for locating secret treasure.
ISBN 9780734410733
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (3 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: jewels and jolly rogers
This time, Al and Owen escape to the time of the pirates without Al's annoying little sister. Perhaps it's just as well for they have to battle pirates and escape cannibals to get home, alive and uneaten.
ISBN 9780734410757
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (4 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: power of the sabre
In their final adventure in the Dragon Blood Islands, the boys find their way through the maze and into the underground city, home of the sorcerer's hidden room. Al finishes reading his grandfather's diary and discovers the word he and his friends have been seeking to empower his sabre.
ISBN 9780734411242
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (18 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: power of the scabbard
The Scabbard of Invincibility finally has its four black diamonds in place and this means its powers are back in action. When Al wears it, he is invincible. But, while Al, Owen and Snakeboot, the cat, are away, Gunner sails off with the sabre and scabbard, leaving the boys behind. His plan is to attack Blacktooth and regain Velvetfoot's treasure.
ISBN 9780734410986
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (12 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: ransom
The boys return to the Dragon Blood Islands with the key to the secret door. When the girls are taken hostage by Captain Slitgut, the boys come to their rescue. But, they must try to overturn Gunner's rumour that they duped his enemy pirates with a real sabre.
ISBN 9780734411235
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (17 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: skulls and sabres
Al and Owen are back with the pirates but, in this adventure, they are up against an even scarier enemy, ghosts, and they're still to meet the most terrifying pirate of them all.
ISBN 9780734410771
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (6 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: slitgut and emerald eyes
Al and Owen are even more intrigued by the Dragon Blood Islands after Al's dad casually reveals his own father's connections to them. Keen to find out more and uncover the secret words that empower the magical sabre, the boys head back to the islands.
ISBN 9780734411198
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (13 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the deathless pirate king
Carrying the long-lost Dragon Blood Sabre and Scabbard of Invincibility, Al and Owen travel back to the Dragon Blood Islands. When they show them to Grandfather, he notices that the four black diamonds that once decorated the scabbard are gone. The gems are cursed and make their owner deathless.
ISBN 9780734410931
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (7 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the evil pearl
Al, Owen and Hally are in search of more black diamonds for the Scabbard of Invincibility. However, when they travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, instead of landing on Captain Gunner's ship, the children land in the ocean.
ISBN 9780734410962
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (10 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the golden casket
There are more black diamonds to be found for the Scabbard of Invincibility, so Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands to search for them. The shifty Stanley Spong informs Captain Gunner and the boys that there is treasure to be found and Blacktooth and Snotty Nell are already on their way to finding it.
ISBN 9780734410948
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (8 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the sorcerer's death mask
Back in Alleric Castle, Al, Owen and Mahoot stumble upon a book called 'The History of the Sabre'. The book tells them about a sorcerer who was buried, in a crypt on Dragon Island, with a golden death mask set upon his face and all his treasure. Keen to find more treasure, Captain Gunner accompanies the boys to Dragon Island.
ISBN 9780734410955
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (9 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: the zombie's treasure
When Al and Owen travel to the Dragon Blood Islands, they land on a strange boat with only one man on board. It's Velvetfoot, the last of the deathless pirates and possessor of the fourth and final black diamond.
ISBN 9780734410979
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (11 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: treasure and trouble
Al and Owen with Al's little sister, Hally, are discovering more of Al's connection to the time of the pirates. An old diary and a mysterious brooch hold the secret to Prince Alleric's missing Dragon Blood Sabre. The modern day adventurers must work out the code and unleash the mystery of Sabre Island.
ISBN 9780734410764
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (5 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon blood pirates: voodoo temple
Armed with a copy of Princess Halimeda's treasure map, the boys and Gunner make their way to the infamous Voodoo Caves on Ruby Island, with Snotty Nell and Slitgut in hot pursuit. Find out if they make it to the abandoned city, across crocodile-infested waters and through trees hung with skulls.
ISBN 9780734411211
Series Dragon Blood Pirates series (15 of 18)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Jerris, Dan & Walker, Rory (ill)
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Dragon horse
Aeons ago, dragons spread terror across the Chinese empire. Their descendants became magnificent horses, which are now drawn into a battle, caused by an ancient evil and the destiny of two brothers.
ISBN 9780552553544
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Ward, Peter
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Dragonfly
When the uptight Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands is sent to marry the uncouth Prince Ramil ac Burinholt, heir to the throne of Gerfal, in order to unite their lands, they are both horrified. They hate each other on sight and their lives have been very different. But, their countries are under threat and the only chance of peace is for them to form an alliance.
ISBN 9780192727602
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2008
Golding, Julia
No book cover.
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Eagle
For years Ying has been using his dragon style kung fu to gain vengeance over those who he feels have wronged him. The problem is that his whole life has been shrouded in mystery, even he does not know the truth behind his heritage.
ISBN 9780340902349
Series Five ancestors series (7 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2008
Stone, Jeff
No book cover.
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Eagle of the east
Ardavan is a young Parthian soldier whose mother was a Roman. After the disastrous Battle of Carrhae, many Roman soldiers lie dead on the battlefield and the survivors must serve Parthia as mercenaries. Able to communicate with both sides, Ardavan is raised to a special position where he and the beautiful Shara must survive in a world of intrigue and plots. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862917071
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Lawrence, L S
No book cover.
Edge chronicles, The
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 Edge chronicles, The (11 books)
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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Emil and the detectives
When Emil's money goes missing on the train to Berlin, his determination to get it back leads him to team up with the local detectives.
ISBN 9780099413127
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2001
Kastner, Erich
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Enchantress, The
Nicholas Flamel is near death, John Dee has the swords of power and the twins of prophecy are at the point of fulfilling the legend 'One to save the world, one to destroy it'.
ISBN 9780385619004
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (6 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2012
Scott, Michael
No book cover.
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End, The
The last book in the series about the Baudelaire orphans. Includes a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous birdcage and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents.
ISBN 9780064410168
Series Series of unfortunate events (13 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2006
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Erik's enigma
You're going to Scandinavia. You can't wait. Viking treasure, snarling wolverines and unexplained deaths of whales. Is the enigmatic Erik a real Viking as he claims, and can he be trusted? It's up to you to find out, if you're prepared to risk all.
ISBN 9781742480886
Series Ranger in Danger series (5 of 3)
Publisher Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
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Escape by sea
Sara, a strong and resourceful young woman, escapes with her father from Carthage by sea to face the hostile Roman navy and pirates. The naval tactics, medicine and international relations of the third century, and the insights into trades such as jewellery and sword-making, are an exciting backdrop to their perilous voyage and the political intrigue they encounter. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862917699
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Lawrence, L S
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Escape from kids' club
Max, Lily, Boaz and Jesse are stuck in Kids' Club at an island resort, forced to watch endless Pirates of the Caribbean re-runs while their parents relax by the pool. After eight days, they decide to break out and let the real fun begin.
ISBN 9780143305620
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Gwynne, Phillip
No book cover.
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Sam and her mother live in the rear of the Conch Cafe, close to Sam's best friend Melody. The building is owned by greedy witch Hecate who will do everything in her power to own the cafe's Good-Luck-Conch. After Hecate steals the shell and the cafe burns down, the girls have a series of adventures in eSide where they must travel through dangerous digital worlds before they can recover their conch.
ISBN 9781741307740
Publisher Five Senses Publications, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Alexander, Goldie
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Extreme adventures series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Extreme adventures series (11 books)
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
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Famous five mystery collection, The
Five children have mad adventures without parental interference.
ISBN 9780340796146
Series Famous five series (23 books)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
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Famous five 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 Famous five series (23 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Famous five versus the black mask
Another famous five adventure written by Claude Voilier after Enid Blyton ceased to write Famous Five adventures, translated from the French into English. The five are back on holidays and involved in yet another mystery aboard a Mediterranean cruise liner.
ISBN 9780340278642
Series Famous five series (7 of 23)
Publisher Gullane Children's Books Ltd, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Voilier, Claude
No book cover.
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Famous Five's survival guide, The
For Famous Five fans of all ages, this book is an interesting mix of fact and fiction. Find out how to survive a shipwreck, pack a rucksack, crack a secret code, use interrogation skills and find a secret passage plus an unsolved mystery from the past. A nostalgic look at the Five will appeal to older fans as well.
ISBN 9780340970836
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Blyton, Enid
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Far-flung adventures series
An adventure, fantasy series with tongue-in-cheek characters and situations.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 Far-flung adventures series (3 books)
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Fergus Crane
When a mysterious flying box arrives at Fergus' window with a message from his Uncle Theo, the boy learns that he is in danger and that his uncle is sending help. Help is what Fergus needs when the clipper ship that serves as his school disappears with the other students on board and the teachers are not quite what they seem. Fergus will need to be brave and resourceful to rescue his friends.
ISBN 9780385750882
Series Far-flung adventures series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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Fetch the treasure hunter
Dom is in Italy, and uses manipulation and deception to search for the world's greatest treasure hunter. While he is there he does some digging of his own, into The Debt, but only gets more questions.
ISBN 9781742378602
Series The debt series - NEW SERIES 2014 (4 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Gwynne, Phillip
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Field guide, The
The Grace children enter the world of faeries and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas to see what is unseen to most humans but themselves. Introduces Mallory, thirteen, and Jared and Simon, nine.
ISBN 9780689859366
Series Spiderwick chronicles, The (1 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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Final warning, The
Max and the five other members of the flock, who can fly, are asked to help a group of environmental scientists studying the effects of global warming. The expedition seems a perfect combination of adventure, activism and escaping government forces who are watching them. But, even in Antarctica, Max is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world.
ISBN 9780316002868
Series Maximum ride series (4 of 5)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2008
Topics / Environment /
Patterson, James
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Fire lizard
The people of the Nine Valleys grow desperate as they are terrorised. Hope lies with Sensei and the Little Cockroaches as they work to defeat Hyo Moon and deliver a message to the Governor.
ISBN 9781921529467
Series Samurai kids series (5 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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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.
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Firebug
David has been accused of being a firebug since he started a fire at the age of six that resulted in tragedy. He experiences a horrifying ordeal, at the hands of a real firebug, when fires break out in his local area.
ISBN 9780141306636
Series Cliffhangers series (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, David
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Five ancestors 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 Five ancestors series (7 books)
Stone, Jeff
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Five are together again
The famous five are together again and camping near their friends. A burglary results in stolen research papers and someone involved in the neighbouring circus falls under suspicion.
ISBN 9780340681268
Series Famous five series (21 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five fall into adventure
Julian, Dick and Anne are really worried. George and her devoted dog, Timmy, have just disappeared. Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. They wonder if there could be a connection.
ISBN 9780340796238
Series Famous five series (9 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five get into a fix
The famous five get into a fix together.
ISBN 9780340681220
Series Famous five series (17 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five get into trouble
The Famous Five are distraught. Dick has been kidnapped presumably mistaken for somebody else.
ISBN 9780340796221
Series Famous five series (8 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five go adventuring again
There's a thief at Kirrin Cottage! The Famous Five think they know who it is, but they need to prove it! The discovery of an old map and very unusual hiding place is all they need to get to the bottom of this mystery and uncover the true culprit!
ISBN 9780340681084
Series Famous five series (2 of 23)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1943
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five go down to the sea
The famous five wonder if anyone would deliberately lure somebody on to treacherous rocks on the Cornish coast. Somebody is flashing lights from the old tower on stormy nights and the five sense danger.
ISBN 9780340796269
Series Famous five series (12 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five go off in a caravan
A caravan holiday for the Famous Five is bound to be an adventure! And when they stumble across a circus troupe, the gang are thrilled. But some of the circus people have more sinister plans than just clowning around.
ISBN 9780340796191
Series Famous five series (5 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five go off to camp
Ghost trains that vanish in the middle of the night, the Famous Five can't believe it. There has to be a logical explanation. But as they follow the tracks, they realise there might not be.
ISBN 9780340796214
Series Famous five series (7 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five go to Billycock Hill
The famous five go on an adventure to Billycock Hill.
ISBN 9780340681213
Series Famous five series (16 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five go to Demons Rocks
The famous five go to Demon's Rocks.
ISBN 9780340681244
Series Famous five series (19 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five go to mystery moor
There's something dangerous out on Mystery Moor, and the Famous Five will have to risk the treacherous mists to follow the trail.
ISBN 9780340681183
Series Famous five series (13 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five go to Smuggler's Top
The Famous Five go to stay at a large old house, and discover lots of hiding places and underground tunnels. Perhaps there are still smugglers at Smuggler's Top.
ISBN 9780340796184
Series Famous five series (4 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five have a mystery to solve
The famous five have another mystery to solve.
ISBN 9780340681251
Series Famous five series (20 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five have a wonderful time
The Famous Five are on holiday and they've discovered a ruined castle nearby. The castle looked deserted but is that a face at the window.
ISBN 9780340681169
Series Famous five series (11 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five have plenty of fun
Berta is in hiding from kidnappers, and she needs help from the Five, but to help out a virtual stranger, they will have to risk great danger to themselves.
ISBN 9780340681190
Series Famous five series (14 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five on a hike together
When Dick is woken by a light flashing through his window, he is puzzled. Perhaps someone is trying to send him a coded message. And when the famous five hear of an escaped convict in the area, they are on red alert.
ISBN 9780340796245
Series Famous five series (10 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five on a secret trail
Camping again, the five have pitched their tent near an old, abandoned cottage, but Anne hears strange noises at night. Perhaps it isn't abandoned after all.
ISBN 9780340681206
Series Famous five series (15 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five on a Treasure Island
Julian, Dick, George Anne and Timmy the dog are in their first adventure which involves an island, a ruined castle, a submerged wreck and a desperate treasure hunt.
ISBN 9780340681060
Series Famous five series (1 of 23)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1942
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five on Finniston Farm
This adventure story sees the Famous Five down on the farm.
ISBN 9780340681237
Series Famous five series (18 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1997
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five on Kirrin island again
What can Uncle Quentin be up to, all alone, on Kirrin Island. He won't let anyone visit, not even George and the rest of the Famous Five.
ISBN 9780340796207
Series Famous five series (6 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Five run away together
Someone has been on George's island. The five wonder what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island.
ISBN 9780340796177
Series Famous five series (3 of 23)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2001
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Blyton, Enid
No book cover.
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Fizzlebert Stump
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. He hangs around with acrobats, plays the fool with clowns, and outs his head in a lion's mouth every night. But it can be a bit lonely being the only kid in the circus. So one day, Fizz decides to join a library - and that's when it all goes terribly wrong...
ISBN 9781408830031
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Harrold, A F
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Flitterwig
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 Flitterwig (3 books)
Cullen, Edrei
No book cover.
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Fog planet
A planet covered in fog, Earthnet agents and alien life forms. The Arkies must survive all these dangers.
ISBN 9781420211726
Series Out of this world series (2 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Georgina (ill)
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Fortress
Survival, fraud, violence, mystery and suspense are included in this story which is part of the Cliffhanger series.
ISBN 9780141303239
Series Cliffhangers series (2 of 4)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, David
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Gerander trilogy, The: Song of the Winns, The
Alex, Alice and Alistair are triplets who think they are just three ordinary mice until Alistair mysteriously vanishes. Then, Alex and Alice learn a secret about their family, a secret which means Alistair's life is in danger unless they can find him first. So begins a hair-raising journey as Alex and Alice try to outrun enemy agents in a desperate race against time.
ISBN 9780733327865
Series The Gerander trilogy (2 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Watts, Frances
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Gerander trilogy, The: Spies of Gerander, The
Alex, Alice and Alistair are triplet mice. With their country in danger, Alice and Alex are sent on an undercover mission, right into the heart of enemy territory. Meanwhile, Alistair and his friend, Tibby Rose, set out to rescue Alistair's parents from a remote island prison. But, someone is determined to stop them, someone who knows their every move. It seems there is a traitor.
ISBN 9780733329142
Series The Gerander trilogy (2 of 2)
Publisher ABC Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Watts, Frances
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Get a grip, Cooper Jones
Cooper Jones longs for the time when life was simple, when all he needed to worry about was whether to change his undies or make do. Now, his life has become all too complicated. Set against the backdrop of a fiery summer, Cooper needs to realise that sometimes you just need to get a grip.
ISBN 9781921529788
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Whiting, Sue
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Ghost club series - NEW SERIES 2014
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Ghost club series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Abela, Deborah
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Ghost club: the haunted school
With the help of Ghost Club, Angeline and Edgar must find out who the ghost at their school is so they can help her but first they have to convince their school principal that kids can be ghost catchers too, and they have to avoid Travis the bully, who is spying on them and causing trouble wherever they go.
ISBN 9781742750835
Series Ghost club series - NEW SERIES 2014 (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Ghost club: the new kid
Angeline and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost-catchers. Got a problem with a ghost or poltergeist. Angeline and Edgar are the experts to call. A slightly spooky but mostly funny series about the mischief ghosts can make - and the kids who take care of the mess.
ISBN 9781742750804
Series Ghost club series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Ghost in my suitcase, A
When Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers an incredible family secret. And with this secret comes danger and adventure. If Celeste is to save her family and friends, she must learn to harness her rare and powerful gift as a ghost-hunter.
ISBN 9780143303794
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Wang, Gabrielle
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Ghost's child, The
This is the life story of Matilda. Her isolated childhood and her quest with her father to find the most beautiful thing in the world; her unusual marriage to Feather, part sprite part wild man, that promised true happiness and the loss that she suffered when she had to let him go. This book is part enchanting fable and part love story.
ISBN 9780670029457
Publisher Viking Children's, 2007
Hartnett, Sonya
No book cover.
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Golden bat
Sensai and the cockroaches have a deadline to meet in eight days. Dreaded Oong, the pirate, is holding Mikko hostage and he will only be released when Sensai rescues and returns Oong's nephew. It's a tight schedule, made even more difficult when Sensai falls foul of a bear.
ISBN 9781921529474
Series Samurai kids series (6 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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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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Goliath
Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek's throne as Prince of Austria and, finally, fall in love. But, their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war and the crown. And, a potential relationship would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl, and if they weren't technically enemies. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780670073054
Series The Leviathan trilogy (3 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
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Grim grotto, The
On their way to find the last safe place, the Baudelaire's encounter Count Olaf, his henchmen and the Medusoid Mycelium, a deadly fungus.
ISBN 9780064410144
Series Series of unfortunate events (11 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2004
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Grimsdon
A group of children, led by the gutsy Isabella and inventive Griffin, are eking out a living in Grimsdon, a flooded city, abandoned due to rising sea levels. When newcomer Xavier arrives, events are set in motion from which none of them emerge unchanged.
ISBN 9781741663723
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
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Grizzly trap
Sam Fox is on a cub scout trip to North America when their bus crashes down a canyon. Some of the group are seriously injured so Sam and two cubs set off to find help. But, Sam is thousands of kilometres from home, in the middle of the American wilderness. A wilderness full of howling wolves and a massive, unpredictable grizzly bear that's following them.
ISBN 9780143303718
Series Extreme adventures series (9 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
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Grommet saves the world
Grommet is a thirteen year old troublemaker who gets a job as an undercover agent at a fun park trying to catch a saboteur. He survives a terrifying ordeal suspended upside down from a stopped rollercoaster, and other misadventures.
ISBN 9780143300540
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Moloney, James
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Guild trilogy, The
This adventure series follows Rebecca and Douglas in their quest to find their parents who have gone missing on an expedition in China. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Guild trilogy, The (3 books)
Mowll, Joshua
No book cover.
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Half-moon investigations
Fletcher Moon has graduated to be a fully qualified private detective. He's also only twelve years old. When a series of mysterious crimes occur across town, Fletcher finds himself in an exciting adventure, some violent incidents and in real danger.
ISBN 9780786849574
Publisher Miramax Kids, 2006
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
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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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Hatchet
The only survivor of a light plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, Brian must learn to exist among wild animals and find a way back to civilisation.
ISBN 9780689826993
Series Brian's saga (1 of 6)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 1999
Paulsen, Gary
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Have courage, Hazel Green
Hazel's plan backfires and she finds she's the villain. It will take courage and determination to prove what really happened.
ISBN 9781865084664
Series Hazel Green series (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Hazel Green
Hazel Green is a precocious eleven year old that people either love or hate. When she gets an idea in her head no-one can stop her, not even the many intimidating adults that she must contend with.
ISBN 9781582349404
Series Hazel Green series (1 of 4)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
No book cover.
Hazel Green 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 Hazel Green series (4 books)
Hirsch, Odo
No book cover.
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Hernando's labyrinth
From real-life stories of rangers around the world. Do you have the courage to be a ranger in danger? You're going to South America as a ranger in training and you can't wait! Stinky skunks, gigantic tarantulas, Mayan ruins, and flesh-eating piranhas... Someone's threatening the last Pinta tortoise in the world. Can you save him and stop the evil mastermind, Hernando? Your fate is in your hands.
ISBN 9781741789867
Series Ranger in Danger series (2 of 3)
Publisher Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
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Hit list
Ash and Benjamin are thieves. They find stolen artefacts and return them to their owners. When they try to rescue Alice B from the only place in the world who know more than the CIA, they encounter assassins, huge swimming pools and Ghosts. Includes violence. Usually read by students in years 9,10 and above.
ISBN 9780330425841
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Heath, Jack
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Ho ho ho mystery, The
Can Harry Pigg find and save Santa before it's too late. Why would anyone want to kidnap such a great guy.
ISBN 9780007364015
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Burke, Bob
No book cover.
Hoofbeats 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 Hoofbeats series (3 books)
Duey, Kathleen
No book cover.
Horse mad 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 Horse mad series (8 books)
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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Horse mad western
Ashleigh has to learn the western style of riding in readiness for the upcoming Western Riding Show but she feels she is losing control. She has her job at Shady Trails Riding Ranch, two horses to look after as well as helping out with her parent's Bed and Breakfast. At least her friend Jenna is coming to visit.
ISBN 9780732284244
Series Horse mad series (5 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
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Horse road, the
In Ferghana, Central Asia, in 102 BC, thirteen year old Kallisto is an excellent horsewoman. One day, while racing her horses in the mountains, Kallisto sees the Chinese army approaching her city. On reaching home, she finds a deserted city, and her favourite horse and others missing. Kallisto is determined to get the horses back, even if this means being challenged to a duel of horsemanship and skill.
ISBN 9781408819357
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2012
Harrison, Troon
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Horse who bit a bushranger, The
Billy Marks is a pickpocket, transported to the penal colony of NSW. He and his mate reckon they'll become bushrangers, buying a brumby stallion, covered with scars and refusing to bend to any man's will. Jackie French has used, in context, language and opinions of the times which are now unacceptable.
ISBN 9780732289287
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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Horses for King Arthur
Alexa, the headstrong teenage daughter of a landowning family in 475 England, dreams of breeding fine horses. When she meets Artorius, a boy who dreams of victory, fighting the barbarians from horseback, Alexa finds allies to help extricate herself from her mother's plans. She finds herself in an uncertain, bloodthirsty world, where life has little value when measured against power and wealth. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862919198
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Lawrence, L S
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Hostile hospital, The
The Baudelaire orphans are on the run after being accused of murder. They find themselves at Heimlich hospital, along with Count Olaf and his troupe, who are working to perform a 'cranioectomy'.
ISBN 9780064408660
Series Series of unfortunate events (8 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Hounds of the Morrigan, The
Set in the west of Ireland, this story tells of the coming of the Great Queen, the Morrigan, who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Bridget can stop her and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the Queen's hounds. But, they're aided in their quest by a host of willing helpers, a glorious array of unforgettable characters from Irish legend and lore.
ISBN 9780192728722
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
O'Shea, Pat
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Hugo Pepper
Hugo Pepper, a foundling raised by reindeer herders, discovers that he is really the child of ill-fated explorers. As Hugo searches for his true identity, he learns that his grandfather has mysteriously disappeared, leaving his Gazette, the Firefly Quarterly in the hands of an unscrupulous gossip slinger. Hugo must piece together the mystery of his grandfather and restore the Gazette to its former glory.
ISBN 9780385607254
Series Far-flung adventures series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
6740
Hunters, The
The Heron brotherband must undertake a long and dangerous river journey to hunt their prey. But even if they survive the journey, are they ready to confront Zavac in his lair?
ISBN 9781742750620
Series Brotherband series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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I am David
A young boy's journey of survival across Europe following his assisted escape from a concentration camp.
ISBN 9780749701369
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1989
Holm, Anne
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If you're reading this, it's too late
The Midnight Sun has been waiting five hundred years for the homunculus, a man-made man, to rise, and now the evil Ms Mauvais and Dr L are going to throw Cass and Max-Ernest to the sharks unless they tell them where he is.
ISBN 9781741755893
Series Secret series (2 of 2)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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Into white silence
During the winter of 1922, the Exploration Vessel, Raven, became trapped in the Antarctic icepack, entombing the twenty-eight men aboard. The book tells their story of living on the ice, their ambition, courage, madness and, ultimately, their hope. It captures the terrible, fascinating beauty of Antarctica, both as it was then and as it is today.
ISBN 9781741663259
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Eaton, Anthony
No book cover.
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Invaders, The
The Heron brotherband are on the trail of Zavac and his pirates, but they are in a well-fortified position, taking over a town. The Herons must drive out the invaders, by devising a fool-proof plan.
ISBN 9781741664508
Series Brotherband series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Iron hand
Book 1 ends with George having to make a choice between going back to his ordinary world or staying and helping Edie. High on the rooftops, an unseen gargoyle is watching them hungrily, waiting for the moment when it can unfold its stone wings and pounce. The thing on the roof knows that nothing is over, nothing is finished.
ISBN 9780340911655
Series Stoneheart series (2 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Fletcher, Charlie
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Ironwood tree, The
The Grace children enter the world of faeries and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas to see what is unseen to most humans but themselves. Doppelgangers, dwarves and a dastardly double-cross mean more surprises in store for the Graces.
ISBN 9780689859397
Series Spiderwick chronicles, The (4 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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Island of the blue dolphins
Set in the 1800s, this is a story of a girl's survival on a deserted island.
ISBN 9780140302684
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1966
O'Dell, Scott
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Ivory rose, The
Jemma lands a babysitting job in Rosethorne, one of the famous witches' houses near her home. The house is supposedly haunted by a sad little girl. When Jemma discovers a beautiful ivory rose locket, she sees a terrifying flashback and wakes up in 1895, where she becomes an apprentice maidservant. But. all is not well in the grand house. Young heiress Georgiana is constantly sick and Jemma suspects she's being poisoned.
ISBN 9781742750712
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Murrell, Belinda
No book cover.
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Jacob's ladder
Jacob wakes up in a field unable to remember anything but his name. Why is he there, how can he get home? An intriguing story, raising issues about life after death, hopes and dreams.
ISBN 9781843627210
Publisher Orchard Books, 2006
Keaney, Brian
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Jaguar warrior
Atl has been a Temple slave for six years but now he is imprisoned in a box, waiting to be sacrificed to the Serpent-Sun god. When the Spanish lords attack the temple, Ichtaca releases Atl to run to the next town to ask for help. Now he is free, Atl must decide whether to deliver the message or save himself.
ISBN 9781921529290
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Fussell, Sandy
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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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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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Journey to the centre of the earth
An ancient book is opened by the eccentric Professor Lidenbrock and his life, and that of his nephew, Axel, is changed for ever. An old piece of paper has tumbled from the book, a priceless parchment that will lead them on a terrifying journey to find what lies at the centre of the Earth.
ISBN 9780141321042
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Verne, Jules
No book cover.
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Journey to the River Sea
Miss Minton and Maia are sailing to the city of Manaus, a thousand miles up the mighty Amazon river. Maia, a lonely orphan, is excited to be starting a new life with relatives she's never met. Mysterious Miss Minton has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. But years of living in the jungle have sent Maia's uncle and aunt slightly mad and their twin daughters are definitely not like normal children.
ISBN 9780330397155
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Ibbotson, Eva
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Julie of the wolves
An Inuit girl runs away to regain her traditional Eskimo culture and becomes lost on the frozen Arctic tundra. Only the wolves can help her. Julie's survival depends on the leader of the pack.
ISBN 9780060540951
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
George, Jean Craighead
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Kakadu calling
An elder of the Bunitz clan living in Kakadu National Park tells stories of children living in the far north. There is the story of Burrki, a ten year old boy living on his own in the wilderness, of two brothers who have a misadventure at sea and of Maidje and her cousins learning how to gather and cook food, even snakes.
ISBN 9781921248009
Publisher Magabala Books, 2007
Christopherson, Jane Garlil
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Karlson flies again
Smidge lives with his family in an ordinary house in Stockholm. His extraordinary friend, Karlson, lives on the roof of his house. The roof is a good place to live when you have a propeller on your back and can fly. Karlson believes he is the world's greatest at everything. Enjoy reading about these unlikely friends who have fun gobbling buns and haunting the babysitter.
ISBN 9780192727749
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Lindgren, Astrid & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Keepers trilogy, The
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Series Keepers trilogy, The (3 books)
Tanner, Lian
No book cover.
2488
Keepinitreal
When Kid Kabula decides to ride his bike at top speed through the centre of the local mall, he doesn't realise how dangerous that's going to be. Fats Charvetto, leader of the meanest bikie gang in town, wants to know exactly who knocked him flying. Stevie, the local refundable collector, dobs in the Kid and a turf war starts.
ISBN 9781862917705
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Henderson, Don
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Kensuke's kingdom
An adaptation of the Robinson Crusoe story, a family's sailing adventure turns into a story of survival following a storm.
ISBN 9780749736392
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2000
Morpurgo, Michael
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Kidnapped
When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But, his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery.
ISBN 9780141326023
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2009
Stevenson, Robert Louis
No book cover.
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Kill order, The
Prequel to the Maze Runner series. Before Wicked was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease. The Kill Order is the story of that fall. Some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780385742887
Series Maze Runner series (4 books)
Publisher Delacorte Press, 2012
Dashner, James
No book cover.
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Killer whale
Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica. When their ski plane crashes, Sam and his brother are separated from the rest of the group. While they are stranded on a wobbly icefloe, a massive creature, with huge jaws and rows of jagged teeth, emerges from the deep.
ISBN 9780143303206
Series Extreme adventures series (7 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
45678
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table
When Arthur releases the sword in the stone, he and his brave knights undertake many quests, including the search for the Holy Grail. Lots of adventures involving damsels in distress, fierce jousts, sword fights, battles, tournaments and miracles.
ISBN 9780141321011
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Green, Roger Lancelyn
No book cover.
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King Cobra's curse
You're off to India, they need your help. But danger awaits! Circling vultures, ferocious leopards, giant snakes, and ruthless poachers... Will you identify the mysterious villain, King Cobra? Or will he find you first?
ISBN 9781742117935
Series Ranger in Danger series (3 of 3)
Publisher Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
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Lake of the lost
Kimmi and Oliver are horrified when their parents make them move to a remote Pacific Island. Kimmi tries to stay out of trouble but trouble finds her.
ISBN 9780734406460
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Jones, Carol
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Lampo circus, The
The Lampo Circus has arrived in Drabville! Having seen the last of Lord Aldor, the town is keen to celebrate and enjoy the circus, but the circus is not as it should be and the children of Drabville find themselves in a grim world.
ISBN 9780732286194
Series Strangest adventures series (2 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Adornetto, Alexandra
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Last elephant, The
Colt Lawless is on the run, suddenly famous, and more than a little superhuman. Twelve years from now, rat flu has wiped out almost every animal and bird on the planet. The creatures in the Lost World Circus are the last of their kind. But the Rat Cops are determined to shut down the circus, and Colt and his acrobat friend Birdy might be the only ones who can save it, starting the world's last elephant.
ISBN 9780143307266
Series Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Laws of magic, The series
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Series Laws of magic, The series (6 books)
Pryor, Michael
No book cover.
30885
Laws of magic, The: blaze of glory
Aubrey Fitzwilliam is the son of a prominent ex-prime minister. Usually, he is also brilliant at magic until he mucks up a spell that nearly kills him. With his best friend, George, Aubrey becomes involved in a dangerous political situation, where the lives of the king, the prince and his own father are threatened.
ISBN 9781864718621
Series Laws of magic, The series (1 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
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Laws of magic, The: heart of gold
On his after-exams holiday in neighbouring Lutetia, Aubrey is hoping to bump into Caroline and find a cure for his condition. But, his family and the king all ask him to help them with various tasks, involving him and his friend, George, in magic, mystery and espionage.
ISBN 9781864718638
Series Laws of magic, The series (2 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
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Laws of magic, The: hour of need
Instead of clearing his name in Albion, Aubrey is pursuing his enemy, Dr. Mordecai Tremaine, deep into the heart of enemy territory. He uncovers a hideous combination of electrical science, golem manufacturing and soul-shattering magic which will bring the world far closer to the edge of the abyss. Alone, reviled and hunted, this is Aubrey's last chance to save the world. If he doesn't, there might not be a world left to save.
ISBN 9781741663105
Series Laws of magic, The series (6 of 6)
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
No book cover.
30846
Laws of magic, The: moment of truth
The war has finally erupted, sending Albion and the continent into chaos. Aubrey, George and Caroline are brought into a top-secret espionage unit and sent to investigate a mysterious, magical facility on the Gallia-Holmland border. They uncover a factory about to unleash a horror that could soon win the war. The only way to save thousands of lives could cost Aubrey his friends, his family, his reputation and even his life.
ISBN 9781741663099
Series Laws of magic, The series (5 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
No book cover.
30896
Laws of magic, The: time of trial
After Aubrey narrowly escapes the worst fate he can imagine, he realises he must confront his nemesis. With George and Caroline he travels to Holmland, the home of Dr Tremaine and the heart of hostile territory, only to face magical conundrums, near-death experiences, ghosts, brigands and enemies on their own ground.
ISBN 9781741663082
Series Laws of magic, The series (4 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
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Laws of magic, The: word of honour
Aubrey and his friend, George, are invited by Aubrey's Prime Minister father on a trip, on a top-secret submersible. The magical attack that cripples the vessel, sending it to the bottom of the sea, is just the start of a series of plots to destroy Albion. Once again, Aubrey's magical skills are tested to the full.
ISBN 9781864718645
Series Laws of magic, The series (3 of 6)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
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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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Legends: battles and quests
Some cultures believe there was a time when monsters and dragons roamed the earth and the gods walked among us. A time of blood, swords and furious battles, of legends, heroes, darkness and death, including human sacrifice. Myths and legends from around the world are told in gory and bloody detail.
ISBN 9780330510165
Publisher MacMillan, 2010
Horowitz, Anthony
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Legends: beasts and monsters
In the cold, dead eyes of the Banshee, and the hissing, spitting fangs of the Gorgon, in the fiery breath of the dragon and the razor sharp claws of the Sphinx, there is a thirst for blood and a murderous hunger. But, it is a time of heroes and the teeth and claws of these beasts are no match for their lethal blades.
ISBN 9780330510158
Publisher MacMillan, 2010
Horowitz, Anthony
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Leviathan
On the cusp of World War 1, Prince Aleksandar flees Austria in a Cyklop Stormwalker, a war machine that walks on two legs. In Britain, Deryn Sharp is training to be an airman, hoping no-one will discover she's a girl. She serves on the Leviathan, a massive biological airship, functioning as a self-contained ecosystem. When the two teens cross paths, the line between enemy and ally is no longer clear. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143206088
Series The Leviathan trilogy (1 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2009
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
No book cover.
13390
Lionboy
Charlie meets six lions while stowed away on a circus ship bound for Paris on his quest to find his parents. Contains mature themes.
ISBN 9780141317267
Series Lionboy series (1 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Corder, Zizou
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Lionboy 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 Lionboy series (3 books)
Corder, Zizou
No book cover.
16642
Lionboy: the chase
Charlie Ashanti is on the run with six homesick, beautiful lions. He has promised to help the lions find their way back to the circus but Charlie has his own problems. His parents have been kidnapped and Charlie is being hunted by villains.
ISBN 9780141380537
Series Lionboy series (2 of 3)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2004
Corder, Zizou
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Lionboy: the truth
Charlie has found his parents, but his old enemies are closing in and hunting the Ashanti family. Contains mature themes.
ISBN 9780141317571
Series Lionboy series (3 of 3)
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Corder, Zizou
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Lobster boy
Skiff Beaman needs to fix his family's fishing boat but, to do this, he needs money. With his Dad spending his days on the TV couch since his mother died, Skiff decides that fishing for Bluefin tuna is his only solution.
ISBN 9780746090824
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Philbrick, Rodman
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Lost barkscrolls, The
A fantastic addition to the Edge Chronicles series. Four exciting tales include well-known characters from the Edgeworld.
ISBN 9780552555999
Series Edge chronicles, The (11 of 11)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2008
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
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Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014 (4 books)
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
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Lucinda's secret
The Grace children enter the world of faeries and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas. The boggart is making life difficult for Jared, but the whole family is in grave danger if they remain at Spiderwick.
ISBN 9780689859380
Series Spiderwick chronicles, The (3 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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Mac Slater cool hunter: I love NY
Mac has become a coolhunter for a popular webspace and won an all-expenses-paid trip to New York. His job is to find the Next Big Thing or be sent home. Mac gets taken to The Hive, where innovative kids are creating things way more cutting edge than anything you can buy. And, they're about to test an invention that could change the world. Mac has found the coolest thing in NYC but he's not allowed to tell a soul.
ISBN 9781741663006
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Bancks, Tristan
No book cover.
36937
Mac Slater cool hunter: rules of cool
Mac's just crashed the latest prototype of his flying bike in front of the whole school. So, when the creators of Coolhunters tell him he's an Innovator, Mac thinks they're crazy. He lives in an old bus and doesn't have a TV, let alone a mobile. But, Tony and Speed suggest he compete to become the Australian coolhunter. But, hunting cool isn't easy and Mac's opponent will do just about anything to get the gig.
ISBN 9781741662993
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Bancks, Tristan
No book cover.
9310
Maddie Finn
Maddie and her mother are to be evicted from their home in the grounds of the Delamore's big house. Maddie and Delia Delamore take the dog for a walk. They enter an alley to find a gang of kidnappers waiting, with surprising results.
ISBN 9780733612237
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Disher, Garry
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Magician, The
Sophie and Josh Newman flee to Paris with Flamel and Scatty, with Dr Dee on their heels. Dee enlists the help of Niccolo Machiavelli to capture them, whilst Sophie learns Fire Magic and Josh seeks one who can awaken his powers.
ISBN 9780385613118
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (2 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2008
Scott, Michael
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Man eater
Sam Fox is on a youth conference in Africa when the tour bus takes off without him, leaving him stranded in the wilderness. Sam uses his wits to escape an angry mother elephant, a king cobra, a hyena and a hungry crocodile. It may not be so easy to survive an encounter with a ferocious, man-eating leopard.
ISBN 9780143303213
Series Extreme adventures series (6 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Mantis
Little street urchin ShaoShu has always wanted to belong. His small size makes him an easy target. This little 'mouse' always needs to find a place to hide. When he is befriended by Hok and Ying, he thinks he has found a new family, and eagerly tags along as they continue on their travels, not knowing that his new friends are the most wanted criminals in China.
ISBN 9780340902356
Series Five ancestors series (6 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2010
Stone, Jeff
No book cover.
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Margaret and Flynn
It is 1875 and orphans, Margaret and Libby, live with kind Mrs Fredriksen in her sod house in rural Colorado. The girls are always moving on, looking for a real home. When a tornado sweeps through the town bringing an injured horse, Margaret nurses it back to good health. This might be the place to settle down.
ISBN 9780142410196
Series Hoofbeats series (3 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Duey, Kathleen
No book cover.
4678
Mastiff
Beka and her partner, Tunstall, are put on the biggest case of their lives. They are on the trail of kidnapping evil-doers who murder anyone that gets in their way or possesses any information about them or their organisation. Murder and treason are afoot, and Beka will be dealing with greedy nobles, a rising religious cult and a hunt throughout the kingdom that will either make her career, or end her life.
ISBN 9780375814709
Series Beka Cooper series (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Children's Books, 2012
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
78975
Max
Max and her flock of virtually indestructible part-human, part-bird hybrids must rescue her human mum who has been kidnapped by a criminal mastermind, with an elaborate plan to wreak worldwide, ecological catastrophe. But, in order to rescue her, fourteen year old Max and the five members of her flock must team up with the US Navy to determine why millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii.
ISBN 9780316002899
Series Maximum ride series (5 of 5)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2009
Patterson, James
No book cover.
Max Remy super spy 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 Max Remy super spy series (10 books)
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: the final curtain
During a Spy force celebration, a small deadly devise pulses in the floor beneath them. The next day during Spy training, Max Remy is found unconscious. Did she fall or was she attacked? Why are famous monuments and buildings crumbling around London? Who is behind it, and will Linden survive a madman's deadly plans? This could be the end of Spy force.
ISBN 9781741661255
Series Max Remy super spy series (10 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
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Max Remy super spy: the French code
When a leading archeologist disappears from the Louvre, the world's most famous museum, Spyforce agents, Max, Linden and Toby, are sent to France to mind his spoilt daughter.
ISBN 9781741661194
Series Max Remy super spy series (9 of 10)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah
No book cover.
Maximum ride series
Engaging and fast paced adventure 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 Maximum ride series (5 books)
Patterson, James
No book cover.
Maze Runner 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 Maze Runner series (4 books)
Dashner, James
No book cover.
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Maze runner, The
The Gladers don't remember how they came to be in their strange world, escaping from Grievers and running to solve the bizarre maze, which changes every night. When Thomas arrives, he feels a strong urge to become a Runner and solve the maze. Includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781906427504
Series Maze Runner series (1 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2010
Dashner, James
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Meteorite kid, The
Morgan is so excited when she thinks she's taken the winning catch in her baseball final but the thing she catches is a strange, blue object. It makes her feel calm and happy but it has different effects on other people.
ISBN 9781921150807
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Faulkner, Carol
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Midnight charter, The
In the city of Agora, anything can be bought and sold. Even children are possessions until their twelfth birthday. Mark has been sold by his father, and Lily, an orphan from birth, has bartered for her life. Thrown together, they face an existence of poverty and servitude, unless they can find a way to break free. But, unbeknown to Mark and Lily, they are being watched by the ruler of the city.
ISBN 9780141323718
Publisher Puffin UK, 2009
Whitley, David
No book cover.
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Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane, The
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him. He travels across the country, acquiring new owners and learning some valuable lessons.
ISBN 9780763625894
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2006
DiCamillo, Kate & Ibatoulline, Bagram (ill)
No book cover.
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Miserable mill, The
The Baudelaire orphans are sent to live and work in a miserable mill, where they need to be wary of the surrounding town folk.
ISBN 9780064407694
Series Series of unfortunate events (4 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
Mission Survival
Adventure 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 Mission Survival (4 books)
Grylls, Bear
No book cover.
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Mission Survival: gold of the Gods
Beck Granger is hot on the trail of his kidnapped uncle, racing to find the lost city of gold and its people. He needs to fend off snakes and sharks, and help his two friends survive the jungle.
ISBN 9781862304796
Series Mission Survival (1 of 4)
Publisher Red Fox, 2008
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: sands of the scorpion
Surviving in the Sahara desert will be extreme, trying to find water, eating scorpions and struggling to find shade. Beck and his friend will have to rely on survival knowledge to survive in this land, before the smugglers find them.
ISBN 9781862304826
Series Mission Survival (3 of 4)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: tracks of the tiger
In Indonesia, Beck and his friend, Peter, need to flee flowing lava, keep cool in extreme humidity, defeat the illegal loggers and avoid crocodiles and tigers.
ISBN 9781862304819
Series Mission Survival (4 of 4)
Publisher Red Fox, 2010
Topics / Environment /
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Survival: way of the wolf
Beck needs to escape the freezing tundra to save his uncle after their plane crashes. Beck and his friend escape cracking frozen lakes, make their way down treacherous river rapids, melt ice to drink and eat raw fish just to survive.
ISBN 9781862304802
Series Mission Survival (2 of 4)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Grylls, Bear
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Mission Telemark
In 1942, four teenagers, trained as Special Operations Agents, are sent deep into Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission is a dangerous act of sabotage to prevent the Nazis from making the atomic bomb. If they succeed, they must survive for weeks in the frozen wilderness. But, if they fail, Europe faces destruction.
ISBN 9781406311044
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Mitchison, Amanda
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Mobile phone detective, The
Renton is visiting his dad in France and everything is brilliant until they stumble across a suspicious meeting by the beach. When his father disappears, it's up to Renton to save the day even though he doesn't speak French and can't drive. Luckily, Renton has his mobile phone.
ISBN 9780143304838
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Moloney, James
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Mole hunt
In a galaxy of cutthroat companies, shadowy clans and hidden agendas, spy agency RIM barely wields enough control to keep order. Maximus Black, a cold-blooded killer, is RIM's star cadet but he has a problem. Someone is after him. One of RIM's best agents, Anneke Longshadow, knows there's a mole in the organisation. And, Maximus has a lot to hide. Includes violence and murder. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781921665264
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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Monkey
Maloa is a young monk trained in Monkey style Kung Fu. Maloa loves joking around but now finds himself all alone in the woods and being hunted by hostile soldiers. Suddenly, his life is not as much fun as it used to be.
ISBN 9780340902318
Series Five ancestors series (2 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Stone, Jeff
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Monkey fist
Sensei Ki-Yaga and the Samurai kids are journeying through China when Kyoko is kidnapped. Sensei's old adversary, Lu Zeng, is challenging him to try to get Kyoko back. But, getting inside the Forbidden Palace where Lu Zeng lives will not prove easy and outwitting him to get Kyoko back will be even harder.
ISBN 9781921150913
Series Samurai kids series (4 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Monkey mountain
During a class trip to Borneo, Mount Bako erupts, leaving Sam Fox stranded with his teacher who is suffering a heart attack. When they finally make it down from the mountain to the sea, Sam and Mr Griffin face even greater danger.
ISBN 9780143304418
Series Extreme adventures series (11 of 11)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Monster planet
Series about kids involved in Inter-Galactic adventures with the Arkies, Spartans, Halycrusians and Space sport. Some books are in graphic novel form.
ISBN 9781420211733
Series Out of this world series (1 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Graphic novels /
Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Georgina (ill)
No book cover.
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Monster, The
The ancient instruments in the antique shop begin registering evil activity, and Grandma X knows more than she's willing to reveal. Meanwhile, their companion cats must fight a bloodthirsty battle of their own.
ISBN 9781742373997
Series Trouble twisters series - NEW SERIES 2014 (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
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Mosquito Advertising series
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Series Mosquito Advertising series (3 books)
Hunter, Kate
No book cover.
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Mosquito Advertising: Blade brief, The
Katie is in trouble. Mosquito Advertising, the agency that she established, is taking up all her time and school seems boring and irrelevant. Katie promises to lift her game but things get complicated when the billionaire owner of an international airline offers Mosquito Advertising his account. Katie and her friends are flown to Sydney where everything seems just too good to be true.
ISBN 9780702238833
Series Mosquito Advertising series (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunter, Kate
No book cover.
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Mosquito Advertising: Crunch campaign, The
When the government announces it's banning soft drink advertising, Katie is furious. All Mosquito Advertising's work to save Parfizz has been for nothing. Katie decides to rewrite the rules and make ads for fruit as cool as ads for fizzy drinks. But, great ideas aren't always enough, especially when you're also dealing with paying clients, a missing kid, moody friends, shadowy enemies and a family set to triple in size.
ISBN 9780702239397
Series Mosquito Advertising series (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunter, Kate
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Mosquito Advertising: Parfizz pitch, The
Katie Crisp has talent, it's just that the report card hidden in her room doesn't show it. School's out for another year and Katie is set to spend the summer lazing in her backyard. So, when she discovers that Parfitt's Family Soft Drink Company is about to be taken over by a corporate giant, leaving her mum out of a job, it's time to finally show everyone what she's made of.
ISBN 9780702237713
Series Mosquito Advertising series (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunter, Kate
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Museum of thieves, The
The Keepers Trilogy - Book 1. In the city of Jewel, children are literally chained to their parents or teachers until the Day of Separation. Impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth is both impatient and bold. When she escapes the clutches of the Blessed Guardians to find haven at the Museum of Dunt, an unforgettable adventure begins that will unlock hidden mysteries, dark secrets and awaken dangerous enemies.
ISBN 9781742376561
Series Keepers trilogy, The (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Tanner, Lian
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Mutiny on Halycrus
Scott's snoopy sister stumbles into Halycrus and it's all danger from there.
ISBN 9781420211832
Series Out of this world series (10 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
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My Australian story: claw of the dragon, the diary of Billy Shanghai Hamilton, Broome, Western Australia, 1899-1900
Billy Shanghai Hamilton has been snatched by pirates in the Torres Strait and forced to work on a pearling boat. Greed for pearls drives men mad and the seas are full of danger. Soon Billy is fighting for survival in a dangerous world of assassins, treasure hunters, deep-sea diving, underworld crime and mutiny.
ISBN 9781865048611
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Bernard, Patricia
No book cover.
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My Australian story: Cyclone Tracy, the diary of Ryan Turner, Darwin, 1974
A fictionalised account of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Eve, 1974. Fourteen year old Ryan shares his perspective of life in Darwin with stories of his family life, his friendships and his first girlfriend.
ISBN 9781865049168
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Tucker, Alan
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My Australian story: refugee, the diary of Ali Ismail, Woomera, 2001-2002
The Taliban in Afghanistan are seeking out young boys to become fighters. Fourteen year old Ali is smuggled out on a small boat. After a gruelling journey, Ali is rescued and transferred to Woomera Detention Centre in the Australian desert.
ISBN 9781865049199
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Sunderland, Alan
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My side of the mountain
Sam is determined to survive in the woods and keeps a journal to describe the birds and animals with which he learns to live. A tale of the determination and bravery of a city boy who refuses to give in.
ISBN 9780141312422
Publisher Puffin USA, 2001
George, Jean
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My story: Spy smuggler, Paul Lelaud France 1942-1944
Now Paul Lelaud has turned fourteen years old, he can escape from his Nazi sympathising teacher, Monsieur Armignac. He desperately wants to do something to free France of the Germans so his Uncle Maurice takes him into the French Resistance.
ISBN 9780439968843
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Eldridge, Jim
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Mystery of the golden card, The
Can twins Jack and Jaide find the mysterious Golden Card of Translocation and make it out of the castle alive, fighting animal agents of The Evil.
ISBN 9781742374000
Series Trouble twisters series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
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Name of this book is secret, The
Two eccentric classmates deduce a range of cryptic clues from a magician's notebook which allow them to solve a kidnapping and set to rest a story of displacement.
ISBN 9781741754315
Series Secret series (1 of 2)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Bosch, Pseudonymous
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Necromancer, The
Nicholas Flamel is dying and the spell from the Codex that renews his immortality is in the possession of the evil Dr John Dee. Flamel hopes to use his remaining power to prevent the monsters, now on the island of Alcatraz, from escaping. Twins, Sophie and Josh, are back in San Francisco, where Sophie is kidnapped by Aoife and Josh is beginning to doubt whether he is on the right side of things.
ISBN 9780385618298
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (4 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Scott, Michael
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Ned Kelly's secret
Hugo and his father have come to Australia to research life in the gold fields. When the coach they are travelling on is bailed up by a bushranger, they decide to find out all they can about bushrangers. Little does Hugo know that when he befriends fifteen year old Ned Kelly, he is much closer to bushrangers that he expected. His comfortable travels with is father are about to lead to exciting and dangerous places.
ISBN 9781742830322
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Masson, Sophie
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Night of the fifth moon
Ket is desperate to learn the druid's secrets. He can predict the future from the stars, understand the raven's cry and speak words of power that can halt a battle. Five other fosterlings are competing with him to become the chosen one and, at each new moon, one of them is sent away. Friendships are strained as they all try to impress the druid.
ISBN 9781741148145
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Ciddor, Anna
No book cover.
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Noah Barleywater runs away
Eight year old Noah is running away from his problems, or at least that's what he thinks, the day he takes the untrodden path through the forest. When he comes across a very unusual toyshop and meets the even more unusual toymaker, he's not sure what to expect. But, the toymaker has a story to tell, a story full of adventure and wonder and broken promises.
ISBN 9780385618953
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2010
Boyne, John
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Northwood
Cecilia Undergarment likes a challenge. When she discovers a sad and neglected dog, she is determined to rescue him. But, her daring dog rescue lands her in deep trouble, in the form of being lost in the dark forest of Northwood. A forest where ferocious black lions roam. A forest that hides a secret castle, an unlikely king and many a mystery. A forest where those who enter never return.
ISBN 9781921529801
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Falkner, Brian & Bixley, Donovan (ill)
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Oath breaker
When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. Nine moons later, he becomes the hunter when he vows to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. Racked by guilt and grief, he follows the killer into the Deep Forest. But, there is a rottenness at the heart of the Forest for its clans have succumbed to the lies of the Soul-Eaters. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge.
ISBN 9780060728373
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (5 of 5)
Publisher Orion, 2008
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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Ocean without end
During a raid, twelve year old Lily Swann is taken at gunpoint by the tyrannical El Captain de Diablo and forced to work as a slave on his ship. When Lily learns that her father, who she thought was dead, had been taken by pirates years before, she embarks on a perilous journey to search for him. With swashbuckling action on the high seas, Lily struggles to survive in a strange and sometimes violent world.
ISBN 9781869505851
Series Swashbuckler trilogy, The (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Gardiner, Kelly
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One beastly beast
A collection of four fantastic stories in which rude video pirates kidnap an unfortunate boy, a feisty princess takes on a monster, a foundling is sure his lost parents should be scientific types like him and not the monsters and pirates who keep turning up to claim him, and a rather interesting sea serpent and an enchanted penguin get together.
ISBN 9781741754681
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Nix, Garth
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Operation Red Jericho
It is Shanghai in 1920. While on board the Expedient, Doug and Becca stumble across an amazing secret. What unfolds is a story of two young people caught up in an astonishing adventure and a story of an ancient order created to protect the world from evil. Book 1 of The Guild trilogy.
ISBN 9781406301755
Series Guild trilogy, The (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Mowll, Joshua
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Operation Storm City
Becca and Doug are back at their old family home in India, where they discover research papers containing clues to the expedition route of their missing parents and the location the fabled Storm City. Soon, they are on a perilous journey to the Takla Makan desert, racing against the enemy by steam train, riverboat and airship across the Himalayas. Book 3 of The Guild Trilogy.
ISBN 9781406311327
Series Guild trilogy, The (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Mowll, Joshua
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Operation typhoon shore
Battered by a typhoon, the Expedient is shipwrecked on a volcanic island in the Celebes Sea. There is no radio, no rescue and no escape. Doug and Becca MacKenzie's search for their missing parents must wait. When they unearth a strange riddle, Doug and Becca wonder if it holds the key to the dark secrets of the Guild and a means to escaping the island. Book 2 of The Guild trilogy.
ISBN 9781406305463
Series Guild trilogy, The (2 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Mowll, Joshua
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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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Out of this world 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 Out of this world series (16 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Outcast
For two moons, Torak has hidden a terrible secret and now it is revealed. He bears the mark of the Soul-Eater and must pay the price. Cast out from the clans, he is alone, cut off from his best friend and his beloved pack-brother. Torak flees to the haunted reed-beds of Lake Axehead where he is hunted by the Otter Clan and taunted by the Hidden People. As soul-sickness claims him, he falls prey to an even greater menace.
ISBN 9780060728366
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (4 of 5)
Publisher Orion, 2009
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
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Outcasts, The
Hal finds himself the leader of a team of outcasts called a brotherband, enduring months of gruelling training in seamanship, weapons and battle tactics to become a Skandian warrior.
ISBN 9781741664492
Series Brotherband series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Over sea, under stone
Jane, Barney and Simon have their first journey with Great-Uncle Merry to find the gleaming grail in the battle against the Dark.
ISBN 9780140303629
Series Dark is rising (1 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Cooper, Susan
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Owl ninja
A drumbeat echoes through the mountains. It is calling the samurais to war. The samurai kids at Cockroach Ryu (school) don't want to fight. Somehow, they must persuade the emperor to silence the drum and stop the war.
ISBN 9781921150371
Series Samurai kids series (2 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Pagan's crusade
Set in 1187, Pagan is the young squire for a knight in Jerusalem, fighting in the Crusades.
ISBN 9781741752311
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Jinks, Catherine
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Parvana series
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Series Parvana series (4 books)
Ellis, Deborah
No book cover.
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Parvana's promise
Parvana, now fifteen, has been captured by foreigners and is refusing to answer their questions. What is she trying to protect by not answering? What has lead to her capture?
ISBN 9781743312988
Series Parvana series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Ellis, Deborah
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Path of beasts
When Goldie, Toadspit and Bonnie steal into Jewel in the middle of the night they find their city under the heel of the Fugleman, and the streets controlled by the Blessed Guardians and an army of ruthless mercenaries. The Museum itself is seething with danger, and only the older Keepers prevent it from spilling out into the city. Goldie, Toadspit and Bonnie must use all their clever tricks and hard-won bravery to undermine the Fugleman's brutal regime before he rounds up the children of Jewel and sells them into slavery. The thrilling conclusion to the Keepers trilogy.
ISBN 9781742371979
Series Keepers trilogy, The (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Tanner, Lian
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Peace force
Shipborn, stationborn or Earthborn, does it matter? Some inhabitants think it does and they need to be taught a valuable life lesson.
ISBN 9781420211719
Series Out of this world series (8 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
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Peculiar, The
Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged. Bartholomew Kettle and his sister live by these words. They are Peculiars, half-human, half-faery, and hated by both. But, one day, when a mysterious lady magically whisks away a little boy, Bartholomew forgets the rules. And gets himself noticed.
ISBN 9780007498857
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Bachmann, Stefan
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Penultimate peril, The
The Baudelaires have reached the last safe place, where they encounter a harpoon gun, two mysterious initials, a notorius villan and an unsavory curry.
ISBN 9780064410151
Series Series of unfortunate events (12 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2005
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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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
No book cover.
15118
Peter and the starcatchers
In a fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a secret safe and save the world from evil.
ISBN 9780786856831
Publisher Disney Press, 2004
Barry, Dave & Pearson, Ridley & Call, Greg (ill)
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Petrifying problem with Princess Petronella, The
On planet, Globagaskar, the King and Queen have gone on holiday, leaving their spoilt daughter, Princess Petronella, in charge. Her latest idea is to turn Earth into a rubbish dump and move all the inhabitants to another planet. Nicola and the Space Brigade embark on a mission to save Earth.
ISBN 9780330423007
Series Space brigade (1 of 2)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Moriarty, L M
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Phantom of Terawhiti
Staying with his father on New Zealand's wild remote coast, Zac finds some animal pawprints on the beach. What is the exotic animal that is being hunted and what does the Russian billionaire have to do with this mystery.
ISBN 9781869509545
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2013
Hunt, Des
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Phoebe Nash: girl warrior
Phoebe is holidaying with her family in Africa. From the outset things do not go according to plan as Phoebe becomes involved in an adventure of a lifetime, having witnessed the kidnapping of an African politician, and then being part of his rescue. All this is set in the wilds of Africa, with lions and elephants aplenty.
ISBN 9780980566420
Publisher Laguna Bay Publishing, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Pippi Longstocking
A humorous story about a super strong, super rich pirate's daughter who has adventures with her two friends, a monkey and a horse.
ISBN 9780192718433
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2002
Lindgren, Astrid & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Pirate company: on the trail of the golden toucan
When Tom's famous father fails to return home from an expedition, his corrupt step-mother has the explorer declared dead. Eager to be rid of her stepson, she ships him off to his stuffy old aunt in Boston. But his journey takes an unexpected turn. Before long he is working on a pirate ship and making plans to mount an expedition to discover his father's whereabouts.
ISBN 9781742990026
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Cason, Susan
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Pirate X
Will Shepherd is not having the best of times. After six days on the wintery streets of London, he is beaten and robbed. After losing consciousness, he wakes to find he has travelled back to 1717, to a world of danger. Forced to work on Blackbeard's pirate ship, looting and burning, Will's unlikely friend is Major Bonnet, a disaster as a pirate but the key to his survival.
ISBN 9780702238895
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl
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Pirate's revenge, The
Lily is navigating on the Mermaid when she learns that her father may still be alive. Before she can follow this up, Lily again encounters the vile Captain Diablo who is seeking the fabled wealth of the Golden Grotto and forces Lily to reveal its location. Furious when he can't locate it, Diablo abandons Lily to die in the darkness.
ISBN 9781869505868
Series Swashbuckler trilogy, The (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Gardiner, Kelly
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Plague island
A kidnapping, a bird-napping and an offer of help from a mysterious stranger. That's just the start of a wild ride that leaves Colt (aka Superclown) and Birdy (aka Clowngirl) abandoned on remote, rat-infested Plague Island. When Birdy gets bitten by a ghost rat, she has only a few hours to live.
ISBN 9780143307303
Series Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014 (5 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2014
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Planet of bones
Some planets seem to have no life forms, but that doesn't mean they have no danger.
ISBN 9781420218688
Series Out of this world series (4 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Georgina (ill)
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Planet of winds
Making friends on new planets is risky business. They may never want you to leave.
ISBN 9781420218671
Series Out of this world series (3 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Georgina (ill)
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Plant world
Perry, Fasool and Mardi are thrown into the plant world dungeon. If the slaves won't help them they will have to get themselves out, somehow.
ISBN 9781420211771
Series Out of this world series (14 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
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Portal to Halycrus
Vicious swine hunting above ground. Strange aliens underground. Scott wonders about what kind of a world he has tumbled into.
ISBN 9781420218695
Series Out of this world series (11 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
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Problem pony
Beth has always wanted a horse of her own. She is thrilled when she has the chance to look after a pony called Brady. But, Brady is a problem pony who doesn't seem to want to be friends with her.
ISBN 9780143302599
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Clark, Sherryl & Young, Noela
No book cover.
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Project, The
It all began with a book so boring that nobody would ever read it, the perfect place to hide a terrible secret. Now the book has emerged from its hiding place and the world may never be the same. A prank leads Luke and Tommy into a world of trouble, requiring all their investigative skills to save civilisation from a catastrophic occurrence. World War ll, da Vinci's inventions, and time travel all come into play.
ISBN 9781921529795
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Falkner, Brian
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Pyro Watson and the hidden treasure
Pyro Watson loves pirates, treasure and maps. When he is stranded with his Aunt Mor in her caravan on the beach with her latest beau, Pyro calls on Simeon the pirate to pass the time. When Pyro meets another boy, Min, life at the holiday camp becomes more interesting and then dangerous when the local bullies claim territorial rights to the beach.
ISBN 9781741664164
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Rogers, Gregory (ill)
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Ranger in Danger 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 Ranger in Danger series (3 books)
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
No book cover.
Ranger's apprentice 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 Ranger's apprentice series (11 books)
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
Ranger's apprentice 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 Ranger's apprentice series (11 books)
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
47917
Ranger's apprentice: Erak's ransom
The seventh book takes the reader back to the final year of Will's apprenticeship, before the events in books 5 and 6. When the Skandian Oberjarl is taken hostage during a desert raid, Halt and Will help to deliver the ransom. They face violent sandstorms, warring tribes and danger in a race against time.
ISBN 9781741662092
Series Ranger's apprentice series (7 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: Halt's peril
Halt, Horace and Will are on the trail of Tennyson and his followers. The false prophet of the Outsider cult escaped justice for his crimes in Clonmel and Halt is determined to stop him before he crosses into Araluen. Will has defeated one of Tennyson's Genovesan assassins in Clonmel but there are still two left alive. Willl and Halt's extraordinary archery skills will be sorely tested during a duel with the Genovesans.
ISBN 9781741663020
Series Ranger's apprentice series (9 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
9718
Ranger's apprentice: lost stories
Until now, no-one has heard the whole story of the legends of the Rangers of Araluen. Find out what's gone before and what comes next for Halt, Will, Horace, Alyss, Evanlyn and Gilan, not to mention a certain stubborn little pony.
ISBN 9781864718188
Series Ranger's apprentice series (11 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the burning bridge
The kingdom of Araluen prepares for war against Morgarath, Will and Horace accompany Gilan on a mission to Celtica. But Celtica is silent. It is only when they find a girl called Evanlyn that they learn why.
ISBN 9781741660906
Series Ranger's apprentice series (2 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the Emperor of Nihon-Ja
Months have passed since Horace was sent on a military mission to the court of the Emperor of Nihon-Ja. Evanlyn, Will and Alyss discover that Horace has become embroiled in Nihon-Jan politics, staying to support the deposed,rightful Emperor. Now he and Will must find men willing to face the highly trained Senshi warriors. yss and Evanlyn must overcome their rivalry to seek aid from a mysterious group of mountain dwellers.
ISBN 9781741664485
Series Ranger's apprentice series (10 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
18432
Ranger's apprentice: the icebound land
Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as the captives of the fearsome Skandian wolfship captain, Erak. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise - even defy his King.
ISBN 9781741660210
Series Ranger's apprentice series (3 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the Kings of Clonmel
When Halt returns from investigating mysterious happenings in the west, he has bad news. Hibernia is in turmoil and a false, religious cult called the Outsiders are sowing confusion and sedition. Five of the six Hibernian kingdoms have been undermined and the sixth, Clonmel, is in danger. Halt, Will and Horace set out to restore order.
ISBN 9781741663013
Series Ranger's apprentice series (8 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the oakleaf bearers
As spring approaches and Will and Evanlyn finally escape Skandia, Evanlyn is carried off by mysterious horsemen. Will sets out after them but one boy against six fierce Temujai warriors is impossible odds, even for a Ranger's apprentice.
ISBN 9781741660821
Series Ranger's apprentice series (4 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the ruins of Gorlan
Will must prove himself as he comes of age in this exciting tale of young adults that shows how similar relationships can be, whether good and bad and no matter how different, and more adventurous, the times are.
ISBN 9780759320758
Series Ranger's apprentice series (1 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
No book cover.
62373
Ranger's apprentice: the siege of Macindaw
The fierce Scottish tribesmen are waiting for the signal that Castle Macindaw is in friendly hands and the way is clear to mount an attack. Will's courage and ingenuity, and the arrival of an old friend, may be all that stand in their way.
ISBN 9781741661347
Series Ranger's apprentice series (6 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Ranger's apprentice: the sorcerer in the north
It is five years since the Skandians and the Araluans made their treaty and Will has finally become a Ranger, with his own fief to look after. He soon learns that even sleepy little island fiefs have enough problems to keep him on his toes.
ISBN 9781741661286
Series Ranger's apprentice series (5 of 11)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Flanagan, John
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Raven Lucas series - NEW SERIES 2014
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Raven Lucas series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Harris, Christine
No book cover.
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Raven Lucas: Dead wrong
Raven Lucas is searching for her missing dad, Elliott. But, the clues don't add up and Raven knows now that her father had dangerous enemies. A journalist with a grudge, a relentless relative, kidnapping, threats and a mysterious car crash add to the threats. Raven needs all of her courage and ingenuity to follow the trail where it leads. Especially when any step could be dead wrong.
ISBN 9781862919280
Series Raven Lucas series - NEW SERIES 2014 (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
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Raven Lucas: Missing
Raven Lucas used to have a normal life until her father disappeared under suspicious circumstances. The police aren't interested in Raven's theories, her mother is slowly sinking into another nervous breakdown and Raven's uncle, her father's business partner, is getting a little too close to the family. With the help of her friends, Raven starts searching for clues and discovers how little she knows about her dad.
ISBN 9781862919341
Series Raven Lucas series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
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Raven's mountain
Raven's mother remarries and her new stepfather decides to take Raven and her older sister camping. They go to the mountain of his childhood and Raven is the first to climb to the peak. It's here that things go terribly wrong. The rock under Raven's feet cracks and she falls, crashing down over the edge of the cliff. When she finally comes to, no one answers Raven's calls.
ISBN 9781742374659
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Orr, Wendy
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Really nearly deadly canoe ride, The
Shiny-boy Diamond and his mate, Pod, have been given an old Canadian canoe, the Wolverine. They decide to canoe from Sockby all the way down to the sea but didn't count on revolting rubbish traps, killer rapids, freaky whirlpools and a container ship ten storeys high.
ISBN 9780143304548
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Metzenthen, David
No book cover.
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Red fox
On the way to India, The Sea Dragon is shipwrecked. Niya is washed up on a deserted beach, fearing that his friends may all be dead. He is reunited with Chen, but the other Little Cockroaches are nowhere to be found. Niya and Chen soon learn there is only one path their friends would have taken. It leads through the dangerous jungle to the decaying temple city of Angkor. Who has survived? Will the samurai kids ever be the same again?
ISBN 9781922077509
Series Samurai kids series (7 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
No book cover.
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Redwall: the graphic novel
A black and white, beautifully illustrated rendition of the classic story. Mathias, the young and clumsy field mouse, must take the place of Martin the Warrior and save Redwall Abbey from the vicious rats. Lead by Cluny the Scourge, the rats prove to be devious and merciless enemies and there will be great battles and much sadness before the end.
ISBN 9780399244810
Publisher Philomel Books, 2007
Jacques, Brian
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Reptile room, The
The Baudelaire orphans find their kind Uncle Monty, with whom they would love to live. The Baudelaires find they need to be wary of Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064407670
Series Series of unfortunate events (2 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
328

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Rift
Vaughan gets caught up with an evil Pastor who has created division in his town. He desperately wants to belong. In fact, Vaughan wants to gain entry to the gang so badly he is willing to accept their terrifying challenge.
ISBN 9780733608797
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn Libby
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Rock-hop
Giant rocks hurtling through the skies, just as well Perry and Fasool have rock-hopper Mardi to help them.
ISBN 9781420211764
Series Out of this world series (13 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
No book cover.
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Rocketboard
Rocketboard is cool. Gambling with your life is not. Fasool never seems to learn.
ISBN 9781420211795
Series Out of this world series (16 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collin, Paul, Lin, Matt (ill) & Kattiyakulvanich, Natt (ill)
No book cover.
Samurai kids series
Adventure, action and quirky humour in a Japanese samurai setting. 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 Samurai kids series (6 books)
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
No book cover.
39087
Saving the world and other extreme sports
Max and her winged flock face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose to defeat a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race and terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel have always worked together but now they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, across the globe from one another so defeating the forces will be very difficult.
ISBN 9780316155601
Series Maximum ride series (3 of 5)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
No book cover.
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Scatterbungle
Ella's school and the rest of the world are under attack, by Scatterbungle. The Magicals are being stripped of their powers and it is Ella's destiny as the Clearheart to stop the devastation.
ISBN 9781741696424
Series Flitterwig (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Cullen, Edrei
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School's out - forever
In a flying fight with the Erasers, Fang is injured so seriously that Max and the flock take him to hospital. With wings and avian DNA, it's obvious he's not a normal human and the FBI is called. The lead agent takes the flock home to her farm, where they live a normal life for the first time and begin to search for their birth parents. Then, everything falls apart and the flock of six face betrayal and extreme danger.
ISBN 9780446618892
Series Maximum ride series (2 of 5)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
No book cover.
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Scorch trials, The
Solving the maze was supposed to be the end and Thomas was sure he would get his life back. But burned and baked, the earth is a wasteland and people are driven made by an infection knows as the flare and Thomas and the gladers must face another trial. Includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781906427795
Series Maze Runner series (2 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Dashner, James
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Scorpion sting
Sam is caving in the desert when the roof collapses, trapping his brother. But when Sam reaches the cave exit, he meets a sea of huge, angry scorpions. That's just the first deadly obstacle he will have to face to save his brother.
ISBN 9780143302223
Series Extreme adventures series (4 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
5856
Scrimshaw
Young Nathan is taken hostage by Captain Graham and his pirates. Nathan must decide whether to succumb to pressure and join the murderous crew or fight for his freedom.
ISBN 9781741693386
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Anhar, Nazam
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Sea secrets
Young Zena and her Year 7 school friends investigate a mystery that seems to indicate the presence of abalone poachers in her coastal town, a declared marine sanctuary. When a new boy at school goes missing, events unravel and interlink, causing Zena to grow up fast. She gains new understanding of her parents, her friends, and herself.
ISBN 9780734409782
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Topics / Environment /
Wadds, Gillian M
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Sebastian Darke series
A swashbuckling, adventure series about an unlikely hero and a cast of crazy characters. 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 Sebastian Darke series (3 books)
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
45856
Sebastian Darke: prince of explorers
Sebastian, Max and Cornelius are searching for the legendary lost city of Mendip when they are attacked by the Gograth, armoured apelike beasts. Rescued by jungle girl Keera, they are taken to the Jilith, a primitive tribe of warriors, who are locked in a grim struggle for survival with the Gograth. Sebastian's arrival is foretold in an ancient prophesy that the elf-Lord will rid the Jilith of the curse of the Gograth forever.
ISBN 9780370329277
Series Sebastian Darke series (3 of 3)
Publisher Bodley Head, 2009
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
65866
Sebastian Darke: prince of fools
Sebastian Darke, the son of a human father and an elfish mother, has taken on his late father's job of jester, Prince of Fools. Trouble is, Sebastian can't tell a joke to save his life. He sets off for the fabled city of Keladon where he hopes to be appointed court jester to King Septimus. On the way, he encounters a tiny but powerful warrior called Cornelius, the beautiful Princess Kerin and blood-thirsty Brigands.
ISBN 9781862302518
Series Sebastian Darke series (1 of 3)
Publisher Bodley Head, 2007
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
65840
Sebastian Darke: prince of pirates
Sebastian and his friends are heading to the bustling port of Ramalat to embark on a perilous sea journey in search of the fabled lost treasure of Captain Calinestra. But, first, they must make it through the dark and mysterious forest of Geltane and survive an encounter with Leonora, a powerful enchantress with a magical hold over Sebastian's senses. Once there, they must battle humans, creatures and Nature.
ISBN 9781862302570
Series Sebastian Darke series (2 of 3)
Publisher Bodley Head, 2008
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
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Secret missions
Somehow Scott, Rudy and AJ want to help the Halycrusians but they have slipped through the wrong portal. They don't even know which world have they landed in.
ISBN 9781420218701
Series Out of this world series (9 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
No book cover.
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Secret of the lonely isles, The
Jem's world has been turned upside down by a family crisis, and then it gets worse. Along comes Ella, Jem's great-aunt, who's also a solo round-the-world sailor. She decides that what Jem, his sister, Maddy, and brother, Tyler, need is a sea change. Seasickness isn't the only thing that Jem adds to his list of woes. He keeps having strange and troubling dreams, and someone is stalking them.
ISBN 9781741662528
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Van Os, Joanne
No book cover.
Secret series
It all starts with a magician and a mysterious box of vials. Investigating would be very dangerous. 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 Secret series (2 books)
Bosch, Pseudonymous
No book cover.
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Secret superhero, The
Colt Lawless has been performing superhuman acts all over town. To protect his secret identity, he and Birdy have come up with the ultimate disguise. Superclown - completely fearless and impossibly strong. But when he wrestles with an angry panther at a crowded school disco, it looks like Superclown's cover is blown already.
ISBN 9780143307280
Series Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Secrets of Eromanga
Ellie loves fossils and has the opportunity to go on a dig with Tom and Peta. When they encounter ruthless criminals illegally mining for valuable fossils, they must work together to survive.
ISBN 9780734409126
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Gwyther, Sherryl
No book cover.
Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel
This adventure series combines legend, mythology and history. 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 Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (5 books)
Scott, Michael
No book cover.
346
See how they run
A British family is forced to flee to Australia to escape criminals in England. This six-part thriller is exciting and suspenseful.
ISBN 9780141303338
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
McRobbie, David
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Seeing stone, The
The Grace children enter the world of faeries and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas to see what is unseen to most humans but themselves. They discover the fate of the missing cat and the power of the seeing stone.
ISBN 9780689859373
Series Spiderwick chronicles, The (2 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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Series of unfortunate events
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 Series of unfortunate events (13 books)
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Shadow snake
Pud, Cuppy and Skeeta must be real men enough to stay out camping, even after telling really wicked, snake stories. They may be taken by the mutant crocodile-man lurking in the dark shadows. Some coarse language in context.
ISBN 9780734406552
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Svendsen, Mark
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Shadow thief, The
Milli and Ernest live in Drabville, where the houses and people are all the same. Milli yearns for adventure and when they get kidnapped to Hog House, they need to outwit Lord Aldor to escape and save their town.
ISBN 9780732286187
Series Strangest adventures series (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Adornetto, Alexandra
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Shaolin tiger
Sensei and his students from the Cockroach Ryu (school) travel by sea from Japan to China to give aid to the Shaolin Monks. The boat's captain is drowned and Yoshi, who tried to save him, is left troubled. In China, one of Sensei's past students, Qing-Shen, is determined to gain retribution for Sensei's broken promise. The Little Cockroaches must protect Sensei by outsmarting Qing-Shen.
ISBN 9781921150906
Series Samurai kids series (3 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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Shark bait
Sam is at the Great Barrier Reef when he and a young Japanese tourist are swept off a coral shelf by a freak wave. Before they know it, a strong current has pushed them out into open water and danger.
ISBN 9780143302216
Series Extreme adventures series (3 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
13271
Shauzia
Shauzia is a teenage girl living in a refugee camp on the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. She dreams of going to France to meet her friend, Parvana. Shauzia runs away from the camp and her journey is fraught with difficulties and dangers.
ISBN 9781741142846
Series Parvana series (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Ellis, Deborah
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Ship kings: Coming of the whirlpool, The
Young Dow Amber is no sailor. But driven by a strange sea-longing he ventures down to the great grim bay known as the Claw. He hopes there to learn of seafaring, but he finds only a fearful people who scarcely sail at all, for fear they have been cursed.
ISBN 9781742376479
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McGahan, Andrew
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Ship kings: Voyage of the unquiet ice, The
Dow Amber has set sail at last upon the battleship Chloe, but can an outsider and an enemy ever truly belong in the Ship Kings' world? In the icy wastes, Dow must take his fate in hand. Is he truly destined to be a mariner? Is the mysterious scapegoat girl Ignella a friend or a foe?
ISBN 9781742378220
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
McGahan, Andrew
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Shocking trouble on the planet of Shobble
The Space Brigade are on an incredible journey that will take them across infested rivers, snowy swamplands and frozen seas. Along the way they'll learn new skills, make new friends - and they might just change the planet of Shobble's history forever.
ISBN 9780330424707
Series Space brigade (3 of 2)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
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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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Silver on the tree
Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, wielders on Earth of the giant powers of good and evil.
ISBN 9780140311181
Series Dark is rising (5 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1979
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
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Silver swan, The
After her adventures as a pirate, Lily Swann finds life ashore very dull. So, when Napoleon's siege threatens Malta, and her father prepares to leave his family again, Lily seizes her chance. Lily, her mother and her younger brother find themselves in the thick of a daring scheme to save Malta but things don't go according to plan, and once again Lily has to face her nemesis, Captain Diablo.
ISBN 9781869505875
Series Swashbuckler trilogy, The (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Gardiner, Kelly
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Silver tongue
George and Edie have returned to an empty, snow-bound London where the battle between the 'spit' and 'taints' continues and war is imminent. The Walker has been banished to the Outer Darkness but, to maintain 'the balance', a new Darkness has entered the world. George must face the Last Knight and win his final duel of the Hard Way. Edie and George delve into Edie's past, and her future.
ISBN 9780340911662
Series Stoneheart series (3 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Fletcher, Charlie
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Singing ape, The
Caruso, the singing gibbon, has been sneaking out of his cage at night, and Colt thinks he knows why. Ever since he joined the Lost World Circus, he's been able to do all kinds of impossible things. He can understand animals, pick up an elephant and catch a helicopter. But is Colt strong enough to face what happens when he tries to set Caruso free.
ISBN 9780143307273
Series Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014 (2 of 4)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Sir Katherine
When Katherine's parents die of the plague, her grandmother decides it would be safer to raise her as a boy. Little do they know that 'Kit' will be made a knight of King Arthur's court and sent on a dangerous quest to rescue one of the Queen's maidens from a dragon.
ISBN 9780143302841
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Brooksbank, Anne
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Skeleton key, The: graphic novel
Featuring stunning, full-colour, Manga-style art and all the high-octane, action-packed adventure Alex Rider fans have come to expect.
ISBN 9781406313482
Series Alex Rider graphic novels (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
No book cover.
2098
Skulduggery Pleasant
At the funeral of her gothic novelist uncle, fourteen year old Stephanie glimpses an overdressed, bespectacled figure hidden under a broad brimmed hat. When her uncle's will is read, she inherits a mansion and a fortune. She unites with the weird and witty skeleton, Skulduggery Pleasant, sighted at the funeral and joins forces with him to save the world from the Faceless Ones.
ISBN 9780007241637
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (1 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2007
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant 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 Skulduggery Pleasant series (7 books)
Landy, Derek
No book cover.
17594
Skulduggery Pleasant: dark days
Valkyrie Cain must undertake a dangerous rescue mission to retrieve Skulduggery from a hellish dimension, ruled by the Faceless Ones. There's no time for her to take a breather afterwards, though. There's the matter of the Desolation Engine, a bomb that could wipe out thousands, that has fallen into the wrong hands
ISBN 9780007325955
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (4 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: death bringer
The death bringer has risen. Skullduggery has seven days to uncover the necromancers' secret before it is too late. The clock is ticking.
ISBN 9780007326044
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (6 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: end of the world, The
A Skulduggery short story. Fifteen year old Ryan is running away from home, looking for escape and adventure. Ryan hasn't gone far before he is set upon by a bunch of scary, nihilistic punk-sorcerers who need him to set off a doomsday device that will destroy the planet and everyone on it. Skulduggery and Valkyrie only have a few hours to figure out what's going on, while saving Ryan and, incidentally, the whole world.
ISBN 9780007478125
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (7 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the wicked
Infected by a rare strain of magic, normal people are developing unstable magic powers, endangering their own and other peoples' lives. Their only hope lies with the Sanctuary, which has its own problems. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain must find out what's causing the infection and prevent the takeover of the Sanctuary by international sorcerers. And, normal teenager Kitana and her friends are infected and will tear the city apart unless they can be stopped.
ISBN 9780007480241
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (7 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: mortal coil
Skulduggery Pleasant is back and reunited with his original head. But, all is not well in the magical world. Foreign powers are conspiring to take over the Irish Sanctuary and, for another thing, Valkyrie has discovered she might be the sorceress set to destroy the world.
ISBN 9780007325993
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (5 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: playing with fire
With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start appearing all over Ireland. With just about everyone out to kill Valkyrie, the daring detective duo face their biggest challenge yet.
ISBN 9780007257034
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (2 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: the faceless ones
Third bone-breaking, belly-busting adventure in the series. If you've read the previous Skulduggery books then you know what the Faceless Ones are. You can probably take a wild guess that things in this book are going to get awfully sticky for our skeletal hero and his young sidekick.
ISBN 9780007302154
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (3 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Landy, Derek
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Slime world
Mardi must be saved from the slimy prince of Pliskor. His friends had better find him.
ISBN 9781420211788
Series Out of this world series (15 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul & Lin, Matt (ill)
No book cover.
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Slippery slope, The
In the Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet search for their sister Sunny who has been kidnapped by Count Olaf. The two groups are searching for the last safe place.
ISBN 9780064410137
Series Series of unfortunate events (10 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Small change for Stuart
When ten year old Stuart moves to a new town at the beginning of the summer holidays, he expects to be bored. Soon, he is drawn into an intriguing adventure when he discovers his missing great uncle was an inventor and magician, who has left him the contents of his workshop, should he ever find it. There are clues and puzzles to solve but what starts as fun ends up as danger.
ISBN 9780385618007
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Evans, Lissa
No book cover.
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Small steps
Theodore 'Armpit' Johnson is determined to finish school, save money and become a respected member of society again. He may be the victim, the perpetrator or the hero of a violent crime in this amusing, sensitive and highly suspenseful story.
ISBN 9780747591252
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Sachar, Louis
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Snake
Five brothers were taught a different animal style of Kung-fu by the Grandmaster and each one uses it throughout their adventures. One brother, Seh, is a snake-style master and a keeper of secrets who uses his attuned senses to collect information.
ISBN 9780375830754
Series Five ancestors series (3 of 7)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stone, Jeff
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Something's fishy, Hazel Green
Hazel is the junior detective who has to find the lobster thief and retrieve the stolen lobsters for her friend, the fishmonger.
ISBN 9781865082578
Series Hazel Green series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Sorceress, The
The Dark Elders are summoning as many evil immortals and Elders as possible to capture the twins of legend and retrieve the missing pages of the Codex. The Flamels are gathering allies to fight against them, including some characters presumed dead.
ISBN 9780385613132
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (3 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Scott, Michael
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Soul eater
It's winter and Wolf, Torak's beloved pack-brother, has been captured by an unknown foe. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the frozen wilderness of the Far North. As they battle for survival amid howling blizzards and the ever-present menace of the great white bear, their friendship is tested to breaking point, and Torak is forced to get closer to his enemies than ever before.
ISBN 9780060728335
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (3 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
No book cover.
Space brigade
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Series Space brigade (2 books)
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
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Space-skipper
All the kids on space station Nova are mad about three-D. Luke wants to join the team but doesn't know how.
ISBN 9781420218657
Series Out of this world series (5 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
No book cover.
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Spider bite
When Sam's twin brothers are carried off in a runaway hot-air balloon, Sam tries to save them, only to end up trapped himself. What starts as a joyride turns into a life and death struggle when Jordan is bitten by a funnel-web spider.
ISBN 9780143303046
Series Extreme adventures series (5 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
Spiderwick chronicles, The
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 Spiderwick chronicles, The (5 books)
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
80856
Spirit walker
As the Moon of No Dark waxes large, the clans fall prey to a horrifying sickness. Fear stalks the Forest. No one knows the cause and only Torak can find the cure. His quest takes him across the sea to the mysterious islands of the Seal Clan. Here, Torak battles an unseen menace and uncovers a betrayal that will change his life forever.
ISBN 9780060728304
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (2 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2007
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
No book cover.
Star League series
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Series Star League series (8 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Star League, Ninja cove, The
Asuka is finding the constant attention of being a movie star a real drain. So, when all the ninja clans are called to a secret location, Asuka welcomes the chance to relax with her fellow ninjas, out of the way of prying eyes. But, when she learns what the meeting is really about, relaxing is the last thing on Asuka's mind. It seems the ninjas are uniting against one common enemy, the Star League.
ISBN 9781864718690
Series Star League series (4 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
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Star League: Box office smash
The Star League are at the premiere for one of their films when Professor Pestilence's henchmen kidnap producer, Ben Beaumont. Before the Star League can act, six mysterious figures show up and challenge them. They are the Shadow Six, six kids with superpowers and they're not in the mood to make friends. To save Ben, Star League must defeat the Shadow Six and another mysterious villain.
ISBN 9781864718720
Series Star League series (7 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Curse of the werewolf
Connor's having trouble fitting in with the rest of the Star League and when the group suspects a werewolf might be behind a savage attack, it only makes matters worse. As they search for the attacker's trail, they discover that the mystery werewolf may not be what he seems, and that his evil scheme may rob Connor of the very thing that makes him who he is.
ISBN 9781864718676
Series Star League series (2 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
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Star League: Final cut, The
The Star League are defenceless when the Shadow Six use the Shadow Shards to steal their powers. The team must retrieve these shards in order to get their talents back but not before they uncover the real identity of their arch-enemy, Professor Pestilence.
ISBN 9781864718737
Series Star League series (8 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Lights, camera, action hero
When Jay is invited to audition for his favourite director, Ben Beaumont, he is overjoyed. But, things are not as they seem. When someone close to him is kidnapped, Jay knows he has no choice. He must step up to head the team.
ISBN 9781864718669
Series Star League series (1 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
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Star League: Monkey business
Le Nice Pets is all the rage among the rich and famous. Aunt Petunia promises to turn your misbehaving pets into perfect angels. But, Leigh suspects something's not right and, when animals go missing, it's time for the Star League to step in. But, the closer they get to finding the missing animals, the more dangerous it becomes for those close to Leigh.
ISBN 9781864718706
Series Star League series (5 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Raising the dead
Roger is having a great time in the Star League, pulling pranks on his friends. But, when someone steals formulas for his magic potions, it's no joke. Roger needs those potions to survive. He must fight an ancient evil to get back his potions before they're used to raise an army of mummies.
ISBN 9781864718683
Series Star League series (3 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
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Star League: Robot reboot
Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth but there are lots of things he doesn't quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer of help, a computer chip that will make him more like a normal kid. But, the chip is encoded with more than just emotions and, soon, Sam finds himself being controlled by an old enemy and obeying orders.
ISBN 9781864718713
Series Star League series (6 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Sting
Ziggy's not your average bee in a box. He does not fit in with the honey bees in his hive. He knows that he is different and is determined to find out why. His decision to leave Bee City leads Ziggy into danger and new friendships. Share Ziggy's exciting adventure and find out a lot more about bees, too.
ISBN 9781921150890
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Huber, Raymond
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Stoneheart
As twelve year old George walks out of the London Natural History Museum, he breaks the dragon statue guarding the entrance, unleashing an ancient evil that tries to hunt him down. George has disturbed the balance between the 'taints' and 'spits', the warring statues of London, and he and his companion, Edie, are thrust into a world of danger where nothing is quite what it seems.
ISBN 9780340911631
Series Stoneheart series (1 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2007
Fletcher, Charlie
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Stoneheart series
This trilogy for capable readers has an urban setting with suspenseful chase scenes, scary creatures and a highly original premise. 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 Stoneheart series (3 books)
Fletcher, Charlie
No book cover.
Stopwatch series
Adventurous, humorous series for 3-4. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Stopwatch series (4 books)
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
No book cover.
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Stopwatch: the land of Dragonay
No sooner had Tom come back from his last mission, than Grandpa sends him on the next. Grandpa has discovered a dragon egg about to hatch. Tom, Bilby and Mother Bird, head to Dragonay, taking the egg with them but the residents of Dragonay don't trust humans and all the dragons have disappeared.
ISBN 9781921529337
Series Stopwatch series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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Stopwatch: the land of Kur
A stopwatch has sixty thin black lines, each marking off the seconds in a minute. But in grandfathers' stopwatch they are also gateways to different worlds. Tom just can't wait to borrow it. He soon finds himself sucked into a very different world indeed, a world of monsters and warfare.
ISBN 9781921150777
Series Stopwatch series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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Stopwatch: the land of Leevan
Tom and Bilby soon discover that although Leevan seems like a fun-filled land, this world is in danger after someone poisoned the creeks and rivers.
ISBN 9781921529344
Series Stopwatch series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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Stopwatch: the land of Mirthful
At his grandfather's request, Tom and Bilby, are sent to save the Land of Mirthful. Tom is welcomed by the grumpy Queen Mavis, who threatens anyone who laughs with the punishment of death. But she is not the rightful ruler of the Land of Mirthful and without a proper queen their world as they know it is doomed.
ISBN 9781921150784
Series Stopwatch series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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Strangest adventures series
Millipop Klompet lives in stultifyingly boring Drabville, with her slightly offbeat family and spends her days longing for adventure. 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 Strangest adventures series (3 books)
Adornetto, Alexandra
No book cover.
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Swan song
Mitch Bird, the son of a wildlife ranger, rescues and raises two pelican chicks and hatches a black swan from its abandoned nest. It is a struggle for Mitch to reproduce the natural environment for two pelicans and a black swan.
ISBN 9780734403254
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Thiele, Colin
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Swashbuckler trilogy, The
Swashbuckling pirates and adventures on the high seas. 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 Swashbuckler trilogy, The (3 books)
Gardiner, Kelly
No book cover.
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Take a life
Dom's almost there, the end is in sight and the Debt wants proof that Dom has what it takes to become one of them. Dom is desperate to be rid of his debt, but can he kill another person to prove himself. He is alone, so terribly alone.
ISBN 9781742378626
Series The debt series - NEW SERIES 2014 (6 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Gwynne, Phillip
No book cover.
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Tale of Despereaux, The
Despereaux is a very small mouse who longs to be near the beautiful Princess Pea. Mouse law forbids any contact between mice and humans. When Despereaux lands in the castle dungeon, he must show enormous courage and ingenuity to escape.
ISBN 9780744598698
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
DiCamillo, Kate & Basil Ering, Timothy (ill)
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Talisman: the tears of Isis
Olly and Josh are travelling in Egypt with Olly's father, Professor Christie, in search of the precious talismans of the moon. Danger, however, lurks in the shadows. Josh and Olly must outwit whoever is trying to get there first.
ISBN 9780340882245
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Jones, Allan Frewin
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Talking in whispers
Set in Chile, this political thriller takes the reader on a physical and emotional journey into a military coup. A powerful and disturbing novel about one boy's attempt to reveal the abuse of power and torture used by the state.
ISBN 9780141300795
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Watson, James
No book cover.
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Team song
Jaff and Janna are twins on space station Nova. Janna wants sport, Jaff wants them to make music together. Now they have to work out how to both get what they want.
ISBN 9781420218664
Series Out of this world series (6 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally & Lin, Matt (ill)
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Telling lies
Against the background of paranoia, fear and betrayal that is German-occupied France in 1942, a defiant French family decides to help Paul, a downed New Zealand airman. If they are to hide him, smuggle him to safety and survive, they must weave a web of lies.
ISBN 9781869509347
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2012
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Glensor, Tricia
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Terrier
Beka Cooper starts training as a Dog, the slang for police officer in her time, for the local magistrate. Being accepted as a new Puppy in the guard has its challenges but Beka has special advantages. She can hear the souls of the dead and the voices of murdered victims. With her magical and intuitive cat and her two trainers, she is out to discover who is behind the disappearance of lower city children.
ISBN 9780375838163
Series Beka Cooper series (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
The debt series - NEW SERIES 2014
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series The debt series - NEW SERIES 2014 (6 books)
Gwynne, Phillip
No book cover.
The Leviathan trilogy
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series The Leviathan trilogy (3 books)
Westerfeld, Scott & Thompson, Keith (ill)
No book cover.
120061
They called me the Wildman
In 1880, Henricke Nelsen, a Swedish migrant, was put on trial and gaoled for vagrancy after hiding for fourteen years in the mountain ranges of Victoria. While in gaol, Nelson wrote his diary describing his life in Sweden, his migration to Australia and the personalities he met along the way. This is a captivating reconstruction of Nelsen's solitary life as told in his prison diary.
ISBN 9781741960679
Publisher Murdoch Books Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Hollingworth, Robert
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Thief lord, The
Two orphaned children head for Venice, the place of their mother's wondrous stories. They team up with a gang of homeless children and end up on a quest for a magical roundabout.
ISBN 9781905294213
Publisher Chicken House, 2006
Funke, Cornelia
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Think smart, Hazel Green
Hazel Green has to be extra smart to save Mr Volio and the delicious pastries that he bakes.
ISBN 9781741141108
Series Hazel Green series (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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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Third pig detective agency, the
Harry Pigg, the only surviving brother from the Big Bad Wolf attacks, has set up business as a private in Grimmtown, only things aren't going too well. Down on his luck, with bills to pay and no clients in sight the outlook is poor. But then in walks local businessman Aladdin who needs someone to help him track down an old lamp.
ISBN 9781906321758
Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (1 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Burke, Bob
No book cover.
Third Pig Detective Agency, The series
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Series Third Pig Detective Agency, The series (3 books)
Burke, Bob
No book cover.
Three Doors Trilogy
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Three Doors Trilogy (3 books)
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
12355
Through the tiger's eye
Lucy, her little brother and their puppy follow a golden-eyed Tiger into a secret tunnel to a country where strange, bizarre and violent things happen. They try to help the enslaved children of the evil military junta without falling victim to it too.
ISBN 9781865085388
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
O'Connor, Kerrie
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Thunderfish
A combat submarine is the secret weapon used by the heir to a shipping empire to rescue refugees in the Coral Sea when they are attacked by pirates.
ISBN 9780091839536
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Higgins, Simon
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Tiger
The ancient Canzghen Temple is destroyed, its secret scrolls stolen and all the warrior monks are dead except for the five youngest. Tiger is one monk who was trained in violence, in tiger-style Kung Fu. He works to reclaim the secret dragon scroll.
ISBN 9780340902301
Series Five ancestors series (1 of 7)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Stone, Jeff
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Tiger trouble
Sam is determined to save a pair of baby tigers about to be smuggled out of India, when he encounters a tiger which can take care of itself.
ISBN 9780143304425
Series Extreme adventures series (11 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
D'Ath, Justin
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TimeRiders
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029. Yet, moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared to save them. But, Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, and with only one purpose, to fix broken history.
ISBN 9780141326924
Series TimeRiders series (1 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2010
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
TimeRiders 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 TimeRiders series (6 books)
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
9822
TimeRiders: City of shadows
Hunted by cyborg assassins from the future, the TimeRiders must abandon New York and go on the run. They escape to Victorian London and the streets where Jack the Ripper roams. But, before they can establish their new base, they make their most shattering discovery yet and it will change everything.
ISBN 9780141337074
Series TimeRiders series (6 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
8736
TimeRiders: Day of the predator
When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn't have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly and, until now, undiscovered species of predator. Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he's torn to pieces by dinosaurs, and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?
ISBN 9780141326931
Series TimeRiders series (2 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Scarrow, Alex
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TimeRiders: Doomsday code, The
The latest mission for the TimeRiders takes them back in time to Sherwood Forest in 1193 where they discover a terrible threat for the future.
ISBN 9780141333489
Series TimeRiders series (3 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2011
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
4633
TimeRiders: Eternal war, The
The TimeRiders are in the middle of the American Civil War. When Abraham Lincoln follows Liam to the present day, it's up to Maddy to persuade two warring colonels to cease fire long enough for the team to come up with a way of stitching time back together.
ISBN 9780141336336
Series TimeRiders series (4 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2011
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
16503
TimeRiders: Gates of Rome
Project Exodus, a mission to transport about three hundred Americans from 2070 to 54AD to overthrow the Roman Empire, has gone catastrophically wrong. Half have arrived seventeen years earlier, during the reign of Caligula. Liam, Maddy and Sal become trapped in the Roman past and armed with knowledge of the future, Caligula is now more powerful than ever. The TimeRiders must make it back to 2001 and put history right.
ISBN 9780141336497
Series TimeRiders series (5 of 6)
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2012
Scarrow, Alex
No book cover.
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Tintin and alph-art
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A story of forgery and contemporary art in which Tintin is to be cast into a living sculpture by a mysterious enemy. The last of the series.
ISBN 9781405214483
Series Tintin series (24 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2004
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin and the lake of sharks
Tintin has set out on another adventure in the country of Syldavia. Tintin, Captain Haddock, the Thompsons and Snowy fly to Syldavia to meet Professor Calculus on Lake Pollishoff, an artificial lake that has a curse on it. The trip is doomed from the start when they barely survive a plane crash and are saved by two Syldavian kids.
ISBN 9781405206341
Series Tintin series (25 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin and the Picaros
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704711
Series Tintin series (23 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in America
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780416148527
Series Tintin series (3 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in the Congo
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A product of the 1930s, Tintin is shown as a patronising colonialist and a slayer of wildlife when he visits the Congo from Belgium.
ISBN 9780951279946
Series Tintin series (2 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2005
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in the land of the Soviets
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. The first in the series tells of Tintin's adventures when he sets off to Russia to investigate the Soviets only to have them investigate him.
ISBN 9781405214773
Series Tintin series (1 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2005
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin in Tibet
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin has a premonition that his good friend will be in a plane crash. He must travel to the Himalayas to try to save him.
ISBN 9780316358392
Series Tintin series (20 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
Tintin series
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Series Tintin series (25 books)
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: cigars of the pharaoh
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin and Snowy, on a cruise to Egypt, meet Thompson and Thompson and Rastapopolous. They face many dangers including the poison of madness.
ISBN 9780749704643
Series Tintin series (4 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: destination moon
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin's greatest adventure leads to him being the first man to walk on the moon.
ISBN 9780749704674
Series Tintin series (16 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: explorers on the moon
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Calculus takes Tintin and friends to the moon. Quite a few stowaways, result in tragedy and the need for great heroism to bring the party home.
ISBN 9781405206280
Series Tintin series (17 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: flight 714
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780416774207
Series Tintin series (13 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1989
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: King Ottokar's sceptre
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. An ominous allegory for Nazi aggression, in which Tintin thinks he is travelling with a short-sighted, chain-smoking professor.
ISBN 9780749704667
Series Tintin series (8 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: land of black gold
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. The world is on the brink of an oil crisis, cars are exploding everywhere and Tintin heads to the Middle East to save the day.
ISBN 9780749704605
Series Tintin series (15 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: prisoners of the sun
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin and Haddock, on the trail of Calculus, are deep in Peru where they stumble into the last remaining tribe of Incas to their peril.
ISBN 9780749704599
Series Tintin series (14 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: Red Rackham's treasure
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704308
Series Tintin series (12 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the black island
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704698
Series Tintin series (7 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the blue lotus
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Tintin travels to Shanghai to expose an opium den. The ringleader of the gangsters is exposed to reveal it is someone Tintin has trusted.
ISBN 9780416494907
Series Tintin series (5 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1984
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the broken ear
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Heroes and villains end up in South America chasing thieves who have substituted a fake for a treasure.
ISBN 9780416148725
Series Tintin series (6 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the Calculus affair
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Professor Calculus stumbles on an invention of devastating possibilities and is kidnapped sending Tintin and Captain Haddock on a dizzying chase.
ISBN 9780749704681
Series Tintin series (18 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the Castafiore emerald
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A story without guns or villains full of red herrings , mistaken interpretations and colourful characters in a screwball comedy.
ISBN 9781405206327
Series Tintin series (21 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the crab with the golden claws
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. Introducing Captain Haddock, this is the story of a drowned sailor and a mysterious tin of crabmeat.
ISBN 9781405206204
Series Tintin series (9 of 25)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Herge, Georges Remi
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Tintin: the Red Sea sharks
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704704
Series Tintin series (19 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the secret of the unicorn
Tintin stories are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. When Tintin attempts to buy a magnificent model ship it leads him on a trail of pickpockets and burglars and finally into the hands of pirates.
ISBN 9780749704629
Series Tintin series (11 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the seven crystal balls
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation.
ISBN 9780749704582
Series Tintin series (22 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1994
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tintin: the shooting star
The adventures of Tintin are still ripping yarns although some may reflect values of an earlier generation. A fragment of a huge meteorite lands near the North Pole. Tintin and Snowy join an expedition of world-class scientists to lay claim to the rock.
ISBN 9780749704612
Series Tintin series (10 of 25)
Publisher Methuen, 1990
Herge, Georges Remi
No book cover.
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Tomorrow, when the war began
The first book in the Tomorrow series. A group of teenagers return from a camping trip to find their town invaded and their parents imprisoned. They must mature quickly, deal with teenage angst and become combative to ensure their own survival.
ISBN 9780330274869
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John
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Trap, The
In the Alaskan wilderness, Albert Least-Weasel is out checking his traplines as he has done for the past sixty years. When he doesn't return as scheduled, his grandson, Johnny, begins to worry. The temperatures are steadily dropping and there are bears and wolves out there. Johnny must decide whether to follow his uncle's advice and wait, or follow his heart and look for his grandfather.
ISBN 9781842707395
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Smelcer, John
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Treasure hunters
A young boy is rescued from a disaster at sea and joins his father searching for treasure near an Indonesian island. His story is interwoven with that of Diego who is travelling on a 16th century Portuguese treasure ship.
ISBN 9780143300076
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Baillie, Allan
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Trolley boys
It's summer, it's hot and Brent is stuck collecting trolleys at his local shopping centre. When an attempt at the world-record trolley push ends in disaster and a priceless diamond goes missing, Brent's summer job starts to look a lot more exciting.
ISBN 9780143303145
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Moloney, James
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Trouble twisters
After their home explodes around them, twins Jack and Jaide are sent to stay with a grandmother they have never met. Grandma X and her cats are a little strange, but the swarms of cockroaches and a miniature tornado in their bedroom makes this town dangerous.
ISBN 9781742373980
Series Trouble twisters series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
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Trouble twisters series - NEW SERIES 2014
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Series Trouble twisters series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
No book cover.
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Tunnels of Tarcoola, The
A network of tunnels leading under the park, a secret exit to an abandoned mansion and a hidden box of documents. It's all very mysterious. When shadowy figures start watching Kitty, David, Andrea and Martin, they know they've stumbled onto more than a forgotten piece of history.
ISBN 9781742376752
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Walsh, Jennifer
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Turn off the lights
Dom has had it with the debt, but his second instalment is even more challenging than the first: Dom must turn off all of the Gold Coast's lights during Earth Hour. It's a race against time and he is racing for his life.
ISBN 9781742378435
Series The debt series - NEW SERIES 2014 (2 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Gwynne, Phillip
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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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Underrunners
Kidnapping and suspense highlight this story of two children who have to rely on courage and resourcefulness to escape from a bleak house.
ISBN 9780670841790
Publisher Viking UK, 1992
Mahy, Margaret
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Vile village, The
The Baudelaires travel to VFD, a village that adopts the orphans based on the aphorism, "it takes a village to raise a child." They find one responsible adult, a murder of crows and signs of the kidnapped Quagmire triplets but they find neither respite nor peace from Count Olaf's machinations.
ISBN 9780064408653
Series Series of unfortunate events (7 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2001
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Von Gobstopper's arcade
Master toymaker, Gustav Von Gobstopper, builds a toy arcade for the children of Drabville. Millie and Ernest encounter a small band of toys that are hiding and a cohort of discredited surgeons, all of which begins to point towards a scheme to eradicate all children.
ISBN 9780732286637
Series Strangest adventures series (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Adornetto, Alexandra
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Warlock, The
The twins of prophecy have been divided and the end is drawing near. Josh is standing alongside John Dee and Virginia Dare on Alcatraz, while Sophie is in San Francisco with the Flamels and other immortals.
ISBN 9780857530264
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (5 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Scott, Michael
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WARP: the reluctant assassin
The FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme) hide witnesses in the past to protect the future. Riley is a Victorian orphan, hurtled into the twenty-first century and on the run from his evil master, Albert Garrick, the terrifying assassin-for-hire pursuing Riley through time. As Garrick hunts them down, Riley and seventeen year-old FBI agent Chevie, face a race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time.
ISBN 9780141341767
Publisher Puffin UK, 2013
Colfer, Eoin
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Waterslain angels
The discovery of a beautifully carved angel wing at the village church intrigues Annie. She and her new friend, Sandy, are determined to solve the centuries old mystery of the angels that went missing from the Waterslain Church. What begins as a childish quest soon becomes an extremely dangerous adventure.
ISBN 9781842556917
Publisher Orion, 2008
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
No book cover.
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Whisperer, The
Griff works in a circus and has a unique ability to hear the thoughts of others, without their knowledge. When the greedy circus master discovers his talent, Griff escapes, taking Tess and her collection of magical creatures. On the run, Griff hears a cry for help from a mysterious source he calls the Whisperer.
ISBN 9780732286675
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
McIntosh, Fiona
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White crane
It's not easy being a one-legged, trainee Samurai warrior but Niya, the white crane, and the other kids at the Cockroach Ryu (school) want to prove to themselves, and those who despise them, that it is their abilities, not their disabilities, that count. Together, they must face danger, fear and the taunts of the Dragon Ryu.
ISBN 9781921150203
Series Samurai kids series (1 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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White Ninja
Roxy Ran is an ordinary girl who doesn't know anything about her ninja powers until she is confronted by school bullies. Jackson Axe introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts. Jackson and Roxy must find the Tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do. In order to survive, Roxy must unleash her inner ninja.
ISBN 9780732294533
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hall, Tiffiny
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Wicked war on the planet of whimsy, The
Nicola Berry, Earthling Ambassador and leader of the Space Brigade, receives the terrible news that Shimlara's family have been kidnapped and are being held captive on the Planet of Whimsy, the most beautiful planet in the universe, by the scaly inhabitants of Volcanomania. Space Brigade to the rescue.
ISBN 9780330425391
Series Space brigade (2 of 2)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Moriarty, L M
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Wide window, The
The Baudelaire orphans meet fearful Aunt Josephine. Even she may not be able to protect them from Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064407687
Series Series of unfortunate events (3 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Wild wind
When a cyclone strikes the vineyard, the four cousins are in the homestead alone. They are without power and the phone line is down when they see a large dog-like creature attacking the chickens.
ISBN 9780143300717
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Forrestal, Elaine
No book cover.
18485
Wild, The
A poignant, sad story of the bond between two brothers, Alexi and Misha, who salvage and sell Soviet space junk. When Misha suffers seizures, Alexi takes his young brother to Moscow for proper treatment, leaving behind their family and livelihood.
ISBN 9780340884539
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Whyman, Matt
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Wings
Ziggy has a new mission. He travels to Japan to find out what is causing the bees of Tokyo to disappear. But, the big city is not a friendly place for a honey bee. While investigating, Ziggy comes across a colony of honey bees with a very different way of protecting their hive, and a new, terrifying enemy, the huge hornet, Torgo, and his gang.
ISBN 9781921720208
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Huber, Raymond
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22229
Wolf brother
It's six thousand years ago and evil stalks the land. According to legend, only twelve year old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers and into dangers they never imagined. Torak and Wolf are terrified of their mission but they must battle to save their world.
ISBN 9780060728274
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (1 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2006
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
No book cover.
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World's best Karlson, The
On the ordinary roof of an ordinary house lives an extraordinary man called Karlson. He's the world's best at everything, or so he says. Best of all, he has a propeller on his back and can fly.
ISBN 9780192727732
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Lindgren, Astrid & Ross, Tony (ill)
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Wrath of Mulgarath
The Grace children enter the world of faeries. Mallory, Jared and Simon return to their home from the underground kingdom of the dwarfs, to find it ransacked and their mother missing. It ends with a dramatic rescue and the demise of Mulgarath.
ISBN 9780689859403
Series Spiderwick chronicles, The (5 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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474
Wreck
A story of survival about two children who discover a rusty freighter on their beach after a cyclone. It appears to be calling them but it could just be a trap.
ISBN 9780140387964
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Baillie, Allan
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Yamashita's gold
There is only one person looking out for Dom, himself. He is waiting for his next instalment, sure that it's the seach for Yamashita's gold, a looted treasure from the second World War, but The Debt is silent, not a word has come from them.
ISBN 9781742378619
Series The debt series - NEW SERIES 2014 (4 of 6)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Gwynne, Phillip
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Youngest Templar
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Series Youngest Templar (3 books)
Spradlin, Michael P
No book cover.
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Youngest templar, The
As a baby, fourteen year old Tristan was left at a monastery never knowing his parents. Joining the Knights Templar, Tristan is plunged into extraordinary adventures. His master entrusts Tristan with the legendary Holy Grail, instructing him to take it to Scotland. Tristan's enemies will do anything to claim the Grail.
ISBN 9780732290702
Series Youngest Templar (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Spradlin, Michael P
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Youngest templar: orphan of destiny, The
Tristan and his companions have escaped to England. Many obstacles still prevent them from delivering the Holy Grail into safe hands. Tristan must defeat the evil Sir Hugh in one final battle. And, he must learn the secret of his birth, a secret Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine are willing to kill to protect.
ISBN 9780732290726
Series Youngest Templar (3 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Spradlin, Michael P
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21125
Youngest templar: trail of fate, The
Washed up on a foreign shore, Tristan is lucky to be alive. The Holy Grail, that the young Templar squire is safe-guarding, has saved his life yet again. Now lost in a strange land, he doesn't know if his friends have survived. Tristan's knack for getting into trouble is alive and well, and he is quickly drawn into a conflict.
ISBN 9780732290719
Series Youngest Templar (2 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Spradlin, Michael P
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480
Z for Zachariah
Set in the future after a nuclear war, a young girl believes that she is the last person left on earth. A deadly stranger proves her wrong.
ISBN 9780141300313
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
O'Brien, Robert
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Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series
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Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power extreme mission: Dark tower
The second piece of the evil IRIS is hidden deep in a dangerous forest. Zac has to battle an army of androids, but there are more surprises in store.
ISBN 9781921564062
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power extreme mission: ice patrol
Zac is so close to saving the world from the super-weapon IRIS, just two more pieces to go. But he'l never guess what's waiting for him in a freezing, isolated mountain village.
ISBN 9781921564079
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac power extreme mission: Sand storm
Zac Power is on a race around the world. He has to find the four parts of a mysterious gadget called IRIS. But what is IRIS, and why was it hidden.
ISBN 9781921564055
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power extreme mission: Water blaster
Can Zac Power save his family and beat his enemies to the last piece of IRIS. The whole world is at stake, and it all comes down to Zac.
ISBN 9781921564086
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (30 books)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power: blockbuster
Zac is invited to Hollywood for a top movie premier, where his mission is to work out what ThoughtVision is and find a prototype.
ISBN 9781921288203
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (9 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
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Zac Power: boot camp
Zac is pleased when he is pulled out of maths class to go on a spy Boot Camp. When a top GIB spy goes missing Zac faces his biggest test so far.
ISBN 9781921288371
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (15 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power: close shave
Zac's favourite hair gel has been spiked with a hair-removing ingredient. The only antidote is being held for ransom. If Zac can't find the culprits, the entire town, includig Zac himself, will be bald within a day. No-one messes with Zac's hair. This time, it's personal.
ISBN 9781921502224
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (19 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power: deep waters
Zac Power's next mission is on the bottom of one of the deepest, darkest oceans in the world. It's a seabed so deep that no submarine could ever get down there.
ISBN 9781921098505
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (2 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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Zac Power: fossil fury
Dr Drastic is claiming he's cloned a dinosaur. Can Zac escape the flesh-eating plants in Drastic's BioDome to find out the truth.
ISBN 9781921564734
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (24 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power: foul play
BIG have infiltrated a soccer team in the grand final. Zac is a great soccer player, but is he good enough to stop BIG from cheating their way to the prize money.
ISBN 9781921564321
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (23 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power: frozen fear
Zac is sent to the Great Icy Pole to discover who is attacking the world's petrol tankers. It's a freezing, scary place. The area is so remote, if Zac misses his helicopter ride back, he'll be stuck there all winter.
ISBN 9781921098628
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (4 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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Zac Power: high risk
Zac travels to a kingdom which allows no cool spy gadgets. How will he manage to save the kidnapped Prince without modern technology?
ISBN 9781921288494
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (11 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
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Zac Power: horror house
When the power goes out all over town, Zac's SpyPad intercepts a message. The address in the message leads him to a creepy house that's full of surprises.
ISBN 9781921502217
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (18 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power: lunar strike
Zac is rocketed into outer space to stop the theft of the proceeds from a big, charity, rock concert. He is almost undone by enemy agents who give him a complete makeover. Zac wins the day with the help of his family pet rat, Cipher.
ISBN 9781921288043
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (7 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
No book cover.
522

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Zac Power: mind games
Super-smart hackers are attacking the software that protects a powerful satellite, WorldEye. Zac is lead to Bladesville, a huge city where all the latest games and gadgets are developed. Zac will need to track down the hackers and outsmart them.
ISBN 9781921098567
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (3 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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524

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Zac Power: night raid
Someone has been stealing large amounts of gold bars from the world's most secure bank vault. Zac will try to find out who it is and stop them getting the gold out of the country.
ISBN 9781921098758
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (6 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
Image currently unavailable
10223

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Zac Power: overdrive
It should be the coolest mission ever. Zac is going to a car race to spy on a team who have the fastest car in the world. But, GIB suspects the car will be used as a getaway car in a crime. Zac has the need for speed on this mission.
ISBN 9781921564109
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (21 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
521

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Zac Power: poison island
Zac Power is a cool twelve year old, secret government agent. He is on a mission to secure the formula for solution X from an evil scientist.
ISBN 9781921098444
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (1 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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6142

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Zac Power: river rampage
Someone has hacked into GIB's satellite. Can Zac get past the dangerous white rapids and a massive waterfall before GIB secrets are leaked to the world.
ISBN 9781921564338
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (22 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Larry, H I
No book cover.
155858

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Zac Power: shipwreck
Zac is sent to the Black Triangle in search of a missing GIB agent. This mysterious patch of ocean is full of shipwrecks. Zac must find the missing agent before the Black Triangle claims him as its newest victim.
ISBN 9781921502941
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (20 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
39889

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Zac Power: shock music
Has Zac's favourite band turned evil. Zac will have to use all his awesome rock star skills to work out what's going on.
ISBN 9781921690020
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (25 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Larry, H I
No book cover.
733

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Zac Power: shockwave
Zac has twenty-four hours to find the purple diamond LaserBlaster and it's evil creator before it destroys all mobile phone networks across the world.
ISBN 9781921288487
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (10 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
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42287

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Zac Power: sky high
Zac Power blasts of into the sky to find where the top-secret technology that was stolen is being hidden.
ISBN 9781921417610
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (13 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
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2205

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Zac Power: sudden drop
Enemies hijack a secret water supply and Zac Power faces another dangerous mission.
ISBN 9781921288050
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (8 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2007
Larry, H I
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Zac Power: swamp race
Zac has to find top-secret blueprints before his enemy does. Trouble is, they are hidden in the middle of the Murky Swamp.
ISBN 9781921502194
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (16 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
No book cover.
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Zac Power: thrill ride
There's a sinister invention at Shark Park that's about to be unleashed. Zac's spy senses are on high-alert. He must ride the scariest roller-coaster, stop the invention and save the world.
ISBN 9781921502705
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (17 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009
Larry, H I
No book cover.
525

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Zac Power: tomb of doom
Zac's family holiday is boring until he is called away on his latest mission. Zac Power is so cool and he's not afraid of anything.
ISBN 9781921098697
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (5 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2006
Larry, H I
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3578

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Zac Power: ultimate mission
Zac Power is facing his biggest challenge ever. This time the whole world is in danger. GIB's worst enemies have joined forces for their most evil plan yet, led by a mysterious new enemy called the Shadow. This mission will be the ultimate test of Zac's spy skills - especially if it means the end of GIB.
ISBN 9781921690884
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (26 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010
Larry, H I
No book cover.
14417

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Zac Power: undercover
Zac Power must find the double agent stealing valuable secrets and gadgets.
ISBN 9781921417177
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (12 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
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52090

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Zac Power: volcanic panic
Zac's mission is to a secret volcanic island. Little does he know that the island is BIG headquaters and is being led in to a trap.
ISBN 9781921417313
Series Zac Power and Zac Power Extreme missions series (14 of 30)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2008
Larry, H I
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