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Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
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18617
Beginner's luck
Shelby and her friends are horse mad. Shelby must find a new home for her horse, Blue, who has been evicted from his paddock or her parents will get rid of him.
ISBN 9781741660074
Series For sale or swap series (2 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Brugman, Alyssa
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10812
Best mate
Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life as he passes from owner to owner. A wonderful story of the bond betwee a pet and three families who get back much more than they could have imagined from allowing a dog into their lives. This book is also known as Born to Run.
ISBN 9780007262434
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Morpurgo, Michael
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123097
Bringing home the bacons
Roger and his friend, Lucy, tour the clubs as a ventriloquist act and try to win the national quiz show, Pick the Porky.
ISBN 9780733616105
Series Francis Bacon series (3 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
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9685
Brumby Mountain
When Luke brings home a truckload of traumatised brumbies, some with horrific injuries, Jess agrees that something must be done. Jess, Luke and their friends must foil the runners and save the wild mountain horses from their cruel fate.
ISBN 9781742378633
Series Diamond Spirit (5 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Wood, Karen
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1217
Chelonia Green: champion of turtles
Michelle, alias Chellie, (Chelonia is the scientific name for the green turtle), lives with her parents on a remote island off the coast of Queensland. When a cherished loggerhead turtle dies after being choked by a carelessly discarded fishing line, Chellie sets out on a clean-up campaign, using some very effective letter writing and emailing.
ISBN 9781741751710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Mattingly, Christobel
No book cover.
Chinese Calendar Tales 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 Chinese Calendar Tales series (8 books)
Brennan, Sarah
No book cover.
21422
Chook called Harry, A
There are ten chooks in the chook house and Chris collects the eggs every day. When his favourite chook, Happy Harry, stops laying, Chris's Dad says that she's not pulling her weight and will have to go. Chris must work out a way to save her. Some derogatory language used in context.
ISBN 9780143303473
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Gwynne, Phillip & Denton, Terry (ill)
No book cover.
85274
Complete adventures of Blinky Bill
Discover an Australian classic, Blinky Bill and his wonderful adventures.
ISBN 9780732284343
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Wall, Dorothy
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15876
DemiChat and the Kent Street mystery
Lord Flannery is a beagle, recently retired from Scotland Yard's dog squad. Flannery meets DemiChat, an exotic cat, who spends her time watching old Sherlock Holmes movies. She is most impressed with Flannery's real life crime experiences. When they see suspicious activity on a building site opposite, the pair set off in pursuit of a kidnapper and find themselves in Paris and Rome.
ISBN 9781921642357
Publisher Sid Harta Publishers, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Brisland, Toni
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3509
Diamond spirit
At the start of the summer holidays, the unthinkable happens when Jess's beloved pony, Diamond, has a terrible accident. She blames her best friend for the pony's accident and Jess feels she's now lost two good friends.
ISBN 9781742373157
Series Diamond Spirit (1 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Wood, Karen
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Diamond Spirit
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Series Diamond Spirit (5 books)
Wood, Karen
No book cover.
5280
Elephant in the garden, An
It's 1944 and Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. In Dresden, Elizabeth, Karli and their mother are fleeing the city as the allied bombs fall. They face a torturous journey through a perilous, snow-covered landscape to reach the safety of the west. It would be hard enough, without an elephant in tow.
ISBN 9780007339563
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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22102
Elephant mountain
Kasem is thrilled when he is given responsibility for baby elephant, Pooky, and promises the elephant that he will always look after him. Kasem has to remember many important things and wonders whether he will be able to keep his promise to Pooky.
ISBN 9780143303282
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Brian, Janeen & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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73159
For sale or swap
Shelby is convinced her reliable but ugly pony, Blue, is holding her back at Pony Club. If only she had a beautiful horse, everyone would see what a great rider she is.
ISBN 9780759320987
Series For sale or swap series (1 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Brugman, Alyssa
No book cover.
For sale or swap series
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Series For sale or swap series (5 books)
Brugman, Alyssa
No book cover.
Francis Bacon 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 Francis Bacon series (4 books)
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
20550
Golden stranger
When Shara and her friends decide to protest against a wild horse race, it sounds fun, even heroic, but they don't plan on the tangle of heartbreak that follows. The police are on her doorstep, her friend Corey is in hospital and both her beloved horses have been taken from her. Shara will need the whole town on her side before she can put things right.
ISBN 9781742378589
Series Diamond Spirit (4 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Wood, Karen
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162
Good luck to the rider
A story about the adoption of a foal and a girl's first year at boarding school.
ISBN 9780330362740
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Phipson, Joan
No book cover.
9313
Grave catastrophe, A
An ex-guide dog, now retired, must use all his seeing-eye dog skills to solve the murder of one of the neighbourhood cats. He tells the story of the crime for which he stands accused and which he must solve to be acquitted.
ISBN 9780734404947
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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51544
Greener pastures
When Shelby's new friend Olivia tells her about a horse that she got for free, Shelby knows it's too good to be true and wonders what secret price Olivia will have to pay.
ISBN 9781741662269
Series For sale or swap series (5 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Brugman, Alyssa
No book cover.
39682
Hide and Seek
Shelby resolves to find Brenda Edel's champion stallion that has disappeared. She also toys with the idea of joining a troupe of trick riders.
ISBN 9781741662207
Series For sale or swap series (4 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Brugman, Alyssa
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.
101762
Horse mad academy
Ashleigh has arrived at Waratah Grove Riding Academy. It's a dream come true for any horse-mad kid, but, as Ashleigh discovers, things don't always turn out like you hope they will
ISBN 9780732284220
Series Horse mad series (3 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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26659
Horse mad forever
Riding her horse, Honey, always clears away Ashleigh's problems, but she will have to work even harder to save Shady Creek Riding Club from a tough lawyer.
ISBN 9780732290009
Series Horse mad series (8 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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120141
Horse mad heights
Ashleigh has landed a riding scholarship to the prestigious Linley Heights School and she's on top of the world. Her classroom is the riding area and her horse can board with her. But, Ashleigh finds it hard being the new kid and missing her best friends.
ISBN 9780732285937
Series Horse mad series (6 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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101763
Horse mad heroes
Ash comes home from Waratah Grove Academy to find that the baby is due any day. Best friend Becky's cast is off, which means riding together again at last.
ISBN 9780732284237
Series Horse mad series (4 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
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
No book cover.
17517
Horse mad summer
Ashleigh lives in the country where she can indulge her passion for horse racing. When her friend, Jenna, arrives from the city, Ashleigh struggles to unite her two best friends.
ISBN 9781876928186
Series Horse mad series (2 of 8)
Publisher Banana Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
46501
Horse mad whispers
Ashleigh Miller recovers from her accident and discovers Natural Horsemanship and horse whispering. This helps her to understand Lightning, the horse that injured her. Meanwhile, the anti-horse campaign at Linley Heights School is growing and Ashleigh must speak out for the riding program and Lightning.
ISBN 9780732289997
Series Horse mad series (7 of 8)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
18609
Hot potato
Shelby and her friends can't resist buying a beautiful, young pony that is going cheap at the horse auctions. Unfortunately, Hotty is not as easy to hide, or train, as they had imagined.
ISBN 9781741660357
Series For sale or swap series (3 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Brugman, Alyssa
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17887
Invisible Womble, The
Orinoco is certainly the tubbiest of the Wombles, and is the one who needs the most encouragement to go out on the daily sortie to clear up and recycle all the rubbish that humans leave behind. Meanwhile, Tomsk is getting to grips with one of the humans' more ingenious inventions, the vacuum cleaner.
ISBN 9781408808344
Series The Wombles (3 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
14433
Judas donkey, The
Francesca desperately wants a horse of her own. When her grandpa brings home the Judas donkey, Francesca is less than impressed. But, Judy is not an ordinary donkey.
ISBN 9781920731182
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Broome, Errol & Thompson, Sharon (ill)
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6165
Kittens in the kitchen (Animal Ark 1)
Set in the UK, Mandy helps her veterinarian parents after school. She must find suitable homes for the school cat's kittens.
ISBN 9780340877036
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2006
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Daniels, Lucy
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13581
Lara and the gray mare
Life in fourteenth century Ireland is tough for nine year old Lara. She must work hard to support her family but her heart lies with the beautiful grey mare. Looking after the horses is a boy's job. All seems hopeless especially when the mare is stolen.
ISBN 9780142402306
Series Hoofbeats series (1 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Duey, Kathleen
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13606
Lara and the moon-colored filly
Lara vows to take care of a foal as a dying promise to the gray mare, and with the help of a childless milk-cow, she cares for the spindly-legged filly.
ISBN 9780142102312
Series Hoofbeats series (2 of 3)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2005
Duey, Kathleen
No book cover.
2659
Loaded dog, The
Gold miners Andy, Dave and Jim are sinking a shaft at Stoney Creek. After a hard day's fishing, Andy and Dave decide that it would be easier to blow the fish out of the water...but their young dog becomes curious about their experiment, with explosive results!
ISBN 9781921378508
Topics / Australian Author /
Lawson, Henry & DePierre, Daniel (ill)
No book cover.
2763
Magpie Island
The story of a magpie raised on the Eyre Peninsula that becomes stranded on an island. Humans intervene to help him have a happy life.
ISBN 9781863020633
Publisher New Holland Australia, 1990
Topics / Australian Author /
Thiele, Colin & Haldane, Roger (ill)
No book cover.
4394
Midnight club, The
The animals at The Lort Smith Animal Hospital meet every other midnight to share their stories. From little Dave, the puppy, to Gus, the guinea pig, the chosen animals tell of their own misadventures and share tales such as the story of the purposeful guinea pig, the courageous turtle and the trustworthy snake. The Lort Smith Animal Hospital and Dave are real.
ISBN 9780977530496
Publisher JoJo Publishing, 2007
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Howes, Jim & Hurst, Elise (ill)
No book cover.
3569
Moonstone promise
After a harsh childhood spent in foster care, Luke finally feels at home on Harry's farm, working with horses. But, when Harry dies, Luke has a bitter falling out with the people around him and takes off, leaving everything behind. Luke is searching for brumbies and finds himself camped by the river with three Aboriginal elders.
ISBN 9781742373164
Series Diamond Spirit (2 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Wood, Karen
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262
Mouse and his child, The
Here is a sweet tale about a pair of wind up mechanical mice, a father and son, who embark on a quest to become self-winding.
ISBN 9780571202225
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hoban, Russell
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263
Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH
A group of laboratory rats come to the aid of the intrepid Mrs Frisby and her fieldmouse family.
ISBN 9780140366143
Series Rats of NIMH series (1 of 3)
Publisher Penguin, 1995
O'Brien, Robert
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3009
My friend Roger Bacon
Story of Roger Bacon and friends.
ISBN 9780733616716
Series Francis Bacon series (2 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
268
My life in dog years
The author's real life adventures, and the dogs he shared them with, make fascinating and absorbing reading.
ISBN 9780786227402
Publisher Thorndike Press, 2000
Paulsen, Gary
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6133
One dog and his boy
Hal really longs for a dog of his own but his rich parents are against the mess and disruption it would cause. When his father hires a dog from Easy Pets, Hal thinks all his dreams have come true. But, the dog has been hired just for the weekend and, when Fleck is returned, Hal plans to rescue the dog and run away. When Hal teams up with Pippa, who has released a whole lot of unhappy dogs from their cages at Easy Pets, a rollicking canine adventure begins.
ISBN 9781407124230
Publisher Marion Lloyd books, 2011
Ibbotson, Eva & Rentta, Sharon (ill)
No book cover.
3788
Opal dreaming
Finally, the day has come when Jess can bring home Opal, her once in a lifetime horse. But, there's something wrong with the little filly and even the vet is not sure what the trouble is. Jess gets the chance to join an outback droving trip with her friends and, although it's wonderful being out in the bush, she can't stop thinking about Opal and whether she'll survive. Even when there are distractions like Luke.
ISBN 9781742373171
Series Diamond Spirit (3 of 5)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Wood, Karen
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299
Pannikin & Pinta
The pelicans at Lake Eyre leave for the coast when the lake dries up. Pannikin and mother, Pinta, leave a little too late with the other members of the family.
ISBN 9780734403605
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Thiele, Colin & Gouldthorpe, Peter
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308
Peppermint Pig, The
Poll and her family have to move to a small town in the English countryside in the early twentieth century. They take their family pet, a pig. Now Poll's father has gone away and there is a mystery surrounding his departure.
ISBN 9780140309447
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Bawden, Nina
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311
Pig called Francis Bacon, A
Francis Bacon is an intelligent, talking pig among intelligent, talking pigs.
ISBN 9780733616709
Series Francis Bacon series (1 of 4)
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
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7014
Pinquo
The emotional story of Pinquo, a fairy penguin, who lives in a penguin colony in South Australia.
ISBN 9781863025324
Publisher New Holland Australia, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Thiele, Colin & Milton, Mary (ill)
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8340
Pure chance
It's Lizzie's dream to have her own horse. Her family seems to have just enough money for everyone else, except Lizzie.
ISBN 9780744524000
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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482
Quicksand pony, The
The lives of two children are brought together when Bella, Biddy's pony, is trapped in quicksand in the Australian outback.
ISBN 9781863739313
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Lester, Alison
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3552
R-T, Margaret and the rats of NIMH
Two lost children join Rasco and the Rats of NIMH.
ISBN 9780064403870
Series Rats of NIMH series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1991
Conly, Jane Leslie
No book cover.
3587
Racso and the rats of NIMH
A sequel to Robert O'Brien's 'Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH' written by his daughter, Jane Conly. A young city rat runs away to join the rats of NIMH in their new home and hopes to prove his worth to them.
ISBN 9780064402453
Series Rats of NIMH series (2 of 3)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1991
Conly, Jane Leslie & Lubin, Leonard (ill)
No book cover.
Rats of NIMH 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 Rats of NIMH series (3 books)
Various
No book cover.
329
Ring of bright water
Set in the wilds of Scotland, this story follows the adventures of Mijbil, an adorable and mischievous otter.
ISBN 9780141308074
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Maxwell, Gavin
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3689
Roger Bacon reporting
Roger Bacon is not only a talking pig, he is the world's first pig reporter. Roger goes in search of his first scoop, the thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger, long thought extinct. Roger uncovers a dangerous secret.
ISBN 9780733616723
Series Francis Bacon series (4 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
21033
Saving Moonbeam
When Gemma sees a starving, neglected horse, she is determined to help him survive. Gemma soon discovers that, with everyone trying to stop her including the owner and her parents, saving the horse won't be easy.
ISBN 9780143303602
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Clark, Sherryl & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
No book cover.
9201
Sheep-pig, The
A piglet becomes famous after being adopted and trained as a sheep dog.
ISBN 9780141316000
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
King-Smith, Dick
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21024
Silver brumbies of the south
Lightning, Thowra's second foal out of Golden is two years old, so Thowra takes him south to find a kingdom of his own. With them goes Baringa, Kunama's and Tambo's yearling colt. Despite Lightning's obvious beauty, it is Baringa that wins the heart of the most beautiful filly of Quambat flat, Dawn. Baringa will have to use all of his cunning and all he has been taught to keep Dawn.
ISBN 9781743097878
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1965
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
No book cover.
44023
Silver brumby kingdom
Baringa, grandson of the mighty silver brumby, was frantic. The rain fell in heavy sheets, changing the river into a raging torrent. Dawn, his lovely cream filly, had been swept away in the force of the current.
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1966
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
No book cover.
77833
Silver brumby's daughter, The
Thowra's speed and courage have always saved him from the men who want to capture him but now the men come on skis, quickly and silently over the mountain range. This time, they know the legendary silver stallion has a daughter, a beautiful, highly prized, sliver brumby, and the brumby hunters are determined to capture her, no matter what it takes.
ISBN 9780207197376
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1960
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
No book cover.
3985
Silver brumby, The
Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, is king of the brumbies. He will defend his herd from the mighty horse, The Brolga, in the most savage of struggles. Thowra also needs his speed and cunning to save the herd from capture by man.
ISBN 9780207198625
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
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50129
Smarty-cat
Barry is more than just clever. He's a talking cat, a TV star and a quiz show champion. Barry is a cat in a million, a real smarty-cat.
ISBN 9780143302537
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Dawe, Bruce
No book cover.
1670

New
Smooch and Rose
When Rose and Gran save a baby koala from a pack of blood-hungry dogs, Rose is so happy - caring for bush babies is her dream. But things change for the worse when Gran gets a letter from the bank. Then Uncle Malcolm mentions bulldozers and Rose realises it's not just her that's at stake.
ISBN 9780702249860
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Wheeler, Samantha
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30306
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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386
Storm boy
Storm Boy has a fascinating life along the seashore with his friend, Hideaway, and the pelican, Mr Percival.
ISBN 9781864367669
Publisher New Holland Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Thiele, Colin
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779
Tale of a dark horse, The
It's 135BC and Emperor Han Wudi is desperate for a tall, dark and handsome horse. He will be hard to track down, as he is as free as a gypsy.
ISBN 9789881609830
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (8 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2013
Brennan, Sarah
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32293
Tale of Chester Choi, The
Chester Choi is one bad Chinese dragon. He just loves children... eating them, that is! But Chester has a secret - he's desperately lonely and what he really wants is a friend.
ISBN 9789881888266
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (5 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2007
Brennan, Sarah
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13308
Tale of Oswald Ox, The
Meet Oswald Ox. Bone idle on the farm, just chewing his cud and rolling in the mud, while all the other animals are hard at work. No wonder he's in trouble! Then the winter stores go missing, and Oswald is firmly in the frame. Will wisdom and dignity triumph over meanness and greed?
ISBN 9789881888280
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (2 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2008
Brennan, Sarah
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26918
Tale of Pin Yin Panda, The
Pin Yin is a giant panda living in the misty Sichuan forests in China... but she isn't just any giant panda. She's got beautiful, brains and a healthy ego to match! On Chinese New Year's Eve, she makes a surprise announcement - this year is going to be The Year of the Panda. Will the tradition of a millennia be swept aside or will this practically perfect panda be put in her place?
ISBN 9789881888204
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (6 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2011
Brennan, Sarah
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32537
Tale of Rhonda Rabbit, The
It's 221BC, and the mighty Emperor Qin Shi Huang is not amused. Somebody or something is stealing from the royal vegetable patch! Enter Rhonda Rabbit, one very bad bunny, with extremely annoying habits and an appetite to match! Will the Emperor save his greens, or will Rhonda Rabbit live to crunch another day?
ISBN 9789881888259
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (4 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2010
Brennan, Sarah
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32536
Tale of Run Run Rat, The
Meet Run Run Rat - a loveable rodent with a mission. He's determined to find fame and glory when he sets out to travel the length and breadth of China. But fame and glory find him in the most unexpected way when he reaches Beijing on the eve of the Olympics Marathon.
ISBN 9789881888273
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (1 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2008
Brennan, Sarah
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15927
Tale of Sybil the Snake, The
Everybody adores Sybil Snake - she's beautiful, clever and extremely charming. But all is not as it seems ion the Emperor's menagerie and Sybil is more of an enchantress that meets the eye.
ISBN 9789881609816
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (7 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2012
Brennan, Sarah
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1736
Tale of Temujin, The
Temujin the Tiger is the Terror of the East. He's wrought a trail of destruction and fine dining from Mongolia right up to the gates of the Grand Imperial Palace in China! But Princess Precious is pretty awful as well, with a talent for tantrums and an ear-piercing scream! Watch what happens when two irresistible forces collide!
ISBN 9789881888297
Series Chinese Calendar Tales series (3 of 8)
Publisher Auspicious Times, 2009
Brennan, Sarah
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The Wombles
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 Wombles (6 books)
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
411
Three way street
A realistic novel told by twelve year old Aggie who lives in Melbourne with her mother, siblings and new dog, Bruce.
ISBN 9780140317763
Publisher Penguin, 1984
Topics / Australian Author /
Nicholls, Bron
No book cover.
414
Tiger in the bush
This is an adventure story about the Tasmanian tiger and a family living deep in the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness.
ISBN 9780330362566
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Chauncy, Nan
No book cover.
85049
Toad away
A heroic tale of one slightly squashed cane toad's travels across oceans, continents and some really busy roads.
ISBN 9780143300472
Series Toad series (4 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad heaven
A stirring saga of one slightly squashed cane toad's dreams of a safe place and what happens when he wakes up.
ISBN 9780141308807
Series Toad series (4 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleitzman, Morris
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417
Toad rage
A young cane toad can't understand why humans dislike cane toads so much and sets out to prove how nice they really are.
ISBN 9780141306551
Series Toad series (4 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleitzman, Morris
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Toad series
Morris Gleitzman's humorous stories about the escapades of a cane toad. 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 Toad series (4 books)
Gleitzman, Morris
No book cover.
4913
Toad surprise
A wart-tingling escapade of one slightly squashed cane toad's hunt for friendship and the surprising place he finds it.
ISBN 9780141326948
Series Toad series (4 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleitzman, Morris
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15412
Totally horse mad
Ashleigh Miller is totally horse mad. The only things that stand between Ashleigh and the horse of her dreams are a whole lot of dollars that she doesn't have, parents who don't know one end of a horse from another and a city backyard the size of a shoebox.
ISBN 9781876928940
Series Horse mad series (1 of 8)
Publisher Banana Books, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Helidoniotis, Kathy
No book cover.
434
Under the cat's eye
A story of mystery and suspense, centred around Jai, who is at a strange boarding school headed by the monstrous Mr Drake.
ISBN 9780733605543
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Wandering Wombles, The
The Wombles' peaceful, harmonious existence is suddenly under threat. The heavy lorries, thundering along the roads near the common, make the burrow shake and tremble so it's no longer safe for the Wombles to live there. Great Uncle Bulgaria decides they will have to move from the burrow they've lived in for many, many years.
ISBN 9781408808337
Series The Wombles (2 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Wannabe wallaby
When a black dog, Wannabe, who has been reared by wallabies, and believes he is one, is brought to the Animal Haven refuge, unexpected things happen.
ISBN 9780733612091
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret
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Water dragons, The
Sam, Lin and Jerry must save their pet water dragon when their natural habitat, the drain behind their homes, is being cleaned up. But, two of the water dragons have disappeared.
ISBN 9780141305363
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1999
Wrightson, Patricia
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459
White fang
Born in the wilds of the freezing cold Yukon, White Fang who is half-dog, half-wolf, is the only animal in the litter to survive. He is fiercely independent and soon learns the harsh laws of nature, yet buried deep inside him are the distant memories of affection and love. This is a classic story of a wolf-dog who learns to survive in the bleak Alaskan wilderness.
ISBN 9780582418158
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
London, Jack
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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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Wombles at work, The
There's been a huge festival and no end of rubbish has been left behind by the Human Beings. Everything from umbrellas to shoes, drink cans and bottles. The Wombles have their work cut out for them.
ISBN 9781408808368
Series The Wombles (4 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
54289
Wombles go round the world, The
Great Uncle Bulgaria loves telling the history of the Womble clans to the younger Wombles. But, when he notices that they are not really interested in the history, Great Uncle Bulgaria decides to take action. Tobermory invents some eco-friendly clockwork air balloons to travel in and Orinoco, Bungo, Tomsk and Wellington are sent variously to interesting and far-flung America, Tibet and Australia.
ISBN 9781408808351
Series The Wombles (6 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
25618
Wombles to the rescue
The Wombles are now safely back in their burrow on Wimbledon Common. They had had to leave because heavy lorries thundering up and down the nearby road threatened to make their burrow cave in. However, there is another problem. It seems that the humans have realised they have an energy crisis and are throwing much less away. The Wombles' supplies begin to run low.
ISBN 9781408808382
Series The Wombles (5 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
31520
Wombles, The
Meet the Wombles of Wimbledon Common, very prim and proper little animals, whose self-appointed duty it is to keep the common tidy by collecting and recycling all of the many things left behind by those most strange of all animals, the Human Beings.
ISBN 9781408808375
Series The Wombles (1 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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Woolly jumpers
When his family move to the country, Mike is convinced that life will be very boring. Two renegade sheep, a snake and some chooks soon prove him wrong.
ISBN 9780734407573
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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