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A-Z of Inventions and Inventors
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 A-Z of Inventions and Inventors (6 books)
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
No book cover.
31732
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (A-B)
Includes information about the inventor and invention of everyday objects, many that we now take for granted such as antivenom, the LCD screen and the frisbee. Where appropriate, there is a timeline, links to related inventions and an interesting trivia fact.
ISBN 9781420203592
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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120140
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (C-F)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these happened by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203608
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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15584
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (G-L)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these happened by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203615
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors (3 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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27080
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (M-P)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these were created by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203622
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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35802
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (Q-S)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these were created by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203639
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors (5 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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21488
A-Z of inventions and inventors, The (T-Z)
Read about inventions that people use everyday. Sometimes these were created by accident, sometimes from inspiration, often developed from previous inventions and, in some cases, inventors race against each other to invent a machine.
ISBN 9781420203646
Series A-Z of Inventions and Inventors (6 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2006
Stoyles, Pennie & Pentland, Peter
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A-Z of scientific discoveries series
Provides lots of facts and photographs about important scientific discoveries. 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 A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
No book cover.
18875
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (A-C)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267525
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
No book cover.
10909
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (D-G)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267532
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (H-L)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267549
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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42506
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (M-O)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267556
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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90327
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (P-S)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267563
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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5623
A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (T-Z)
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
ISBN 9781420267570
Series A-Z of scientific discoveries series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
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14931
ABC book of Australian poetry, The
A rich variety of poems from classic favourites by Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson and C J Dennis, to contemporary works by Libby Hathorn, Max Fatchen and Steven Herrick.
ISBN 9780733320194
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby (comp) & Allen, Cassandra (ill)
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15263
Across the line
Casey doesn't know whether he has stumbled across an alternate reality during his rugby league match, or if he has lost his mind completely. A story about sport, science and families.
ISBN 9780977522453
Publisher Dragonwick Publishing, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Garnsworthy, Penny
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18327
Action Jackson
In 1950, Jackson Pollock started to paint 'Lavender mist'. Through information and quotations, we get an insight into the life of an artist who dared to be different, his inspiration and thought processes and how he created his paintings.
ISBN 9781845073268
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra & Parker, Robert Andrew (ill)
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18492
Aden Ridgeway (Aussie Stars)
Tells of Aden Ridgeway's childhood, schooling and eventual rise to become a prominent Australian politician.
ISBN 9781867400318
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2004
McCallum, Grant
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111124
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.
71389
Adventures of Robin Hood, The
Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw hero, and his band of Merry Men hide in Sherwood Forest and steal from the rich to save the poor. Robin must outwit his evil enemies, Guy of Gisbourne and the treacherous Sheriff of Nottingham.
ISBN 9780141329383
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Green, Roger Lancelyn & Hall, Arthur (ill)
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14242
Adventures of Robin Hood, The
Presented in comic strip and storyboard format, the eleven segments cover the origins of Robin Hood, the outlaws who became his Merry Men and his benefactors.
ISBN 9781406311372
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia
No book cover.
6682
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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565
African critters
Stunning photographs and engaging stories provide a rare glimpse into the struggles for survival in the African wilderness. The book includes large critters such as the big cats, elephants and rhinoceros, and small critters such as the dung beetle.
ISBN 9781426303173
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Haas, Robert B
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4908
Aftershock
Makis and his mother, Sofia, escape a devastating Greek earthquake, which took his father's life. London is a very different place and students tease him about his language and culture. Makis quickly earns a place in the school football team. Sofia, isolated by her grief and lack of English, sinks into depression. Makis has a brilliant idea to help her but competing loyalties mean that something has to give.
ISBN 9781847800558
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Ashley, Bernard
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10441
Against the spin
Mitchell Grady is the new boy at Sandhurst School. Every year, the students compete to be the school's Sporting Legend - the best out of eight sports. The first round was surfing, this next one is cricket.
ISBN 9781921167904
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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9314
Aladdin and other tales from the Arabian nights
An abridged retelling of the classic tales of the Arabian Nights with beautiful illustrations and detailed historical information.
ISBN 9780789453891
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1998
Kerven, Rosalind & Mistry, Nilesh (ill)
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7274
Alexander the great: reckless conqueror
Believing he was descended from Achilles and Hercules, Alexander set out to better their heroic deeds. For eight years, he led the Macedonians, mostly on foot, defeating huge armies and proving to be either a brilliant warrior or a ruthless invader.
ISBN 9781876372330
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Wilkinson, Carole
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5602
Alice and the Apple Blossom Fair
It's 1918 and Alice has never felt lonelier. Her father is missing at sea, her brother, Teddy, is away at war and she's not allowed to speak to her best friend anymore. Alice tries to forget her worries by having a stall at the Apple Blossom Fair. But, when strange events start happening in the town, everything goes wrong. Alice just wants the war to be over and for her life to be the same again.
ISBN 9780143306306
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
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8969
Alice of Peppermint Grove
The war is over, summer has arrived and Alice is hopeful that life with her family will finally return to normal. However, nothing goes as expected. Her mother loses her job at the bank, the country is gripped with the deadly Spanish Influenza and there are problems between Alice and her best friend, Jilly. Even the return from Europe of Teddy, Alice's big brother, can't fix everything.
ISBN 9780143306313
Series Our Australian girl (20 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Bell, Davina & Masciullo, Lucia (ill)
No book cover.
4
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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111136
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.
7028
Alive in the death zone
Mountaineer Lincoln Hall's miraculous story of climbing the world's highest mountain, being left for dead near the summit and then returning to life and safety. The world, including his family, had been told he was dead. Frostbite claimed Lincoln's fingers and toes and he lost nearly twenty kilograms. A story of courage and sheer determination.
ISBN 9781741663372
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Hall, Lincoln
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6
All about Anna and Harriet and Christopher and me
Disasters seem to happen when Anna goes to visit her cousins every Saturday.
ISBN 9780733611483
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby
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15514
All about Jada
This is a photo diary of the life of young Jada, daughter of boxer Anthony Mundine, the author of this book. Jada's special connection to her famous father inspired a tattoo.
ISBN 9780975686003
Publisher Indij Readers, 2004
Mundine, Anthony & Luxton, Peter & Mundine, Danielle (ill)
No book cover.
7016
All cats have asperger syndrome
The similarities between cat behaviour and human personality are explored. Using photographs, a sensitive comparison is drawn between the humorous behaviour of cats and the behaviour of children which may be indicative of Asperger's syndrome.
ISBN 9781843104810
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hoopmann, Kathy
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9788
All stars 1: Maddy goal defence
At home, Maddy's life has changed since her Dad moved out. At school she just hangs out with her friend Jess. When they miss out on being selected for school netball team Maddy is disappointed but Sarah suggests they form their own team.
ISBN 9781876372736
Series All stars netball series (1 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Costain, Meredith
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18570
All stars 2: Bree, centre
Bree is being noticed, but not in a good way. Bree wonders why all the girls who think they are good are giving her a hard time.
ISBN 9781876372743
Series All stars netball series (2 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Tayleur, Karen
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113935
All stars 3: Josie wing attack
Josie's sister is getting married and the whole house is crazy, but Josie just wants to play netball in the match of the season.
ISBN 9781876372750
Series All stars netball series (3 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Costain, Meredith
No book cover.
113938
All stars 4: Jess wing defence
Jess feels that everyone just talks about netball, but she can't understand what all the fuss is about.
ISBN 9781876372767
Series All stars netball series (4 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Renner, Clare
No book cover.
113943
All stars 5: Sarah goal shooter
Sarah feels she is having a bad day, a bad year and it gets even worse when when Josh, the basketballer, falls for her.
ISBN 9781876372774
Series All stars netball series (5 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Renner, Clare
No book cover.
113950
All stars 6: Tara goal keeper
Tara knows the team can't play without her, she just needs to convince them of that.
ISBN 9781876372781
Series All stars netball series (6 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Ballantyne, Maryann
No book cover.
18571
All stars 7: Mel goal attack
People have been telling Mel what to do her whole life and now that she has a choice, she doesn't know if she can do it.
ISBN 9780876372791
Series All stars netball series (7 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Tayleur, Karen
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113920
All stars 8: Ali goal attack
Ali feels like a loser, being on the sidelines all the time. Then, Stephanie turns up and things change.
ISBN 9781987637281
Series All stars netball series (8 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Costain, Meredith
No book cover.
All stars netball series
Sporting sries about all things netball. 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 All stars netball series (8 books)
Various
No book cover.
599
All the colours of paradise
Since his arrival at the Kingdom of Silk, Perry Angel has learned a lot about love. Apart from dressing up as Superman, Perry's favourite thing is drawing. But, then, something happens and Perrry's friends are worried he might never draw again. Mr Kadri from the Colour Patch Cafe understands that, sometimes, there are no words to describe feelings and announces a new category in the annual art exhibition.
ISBN 9780733325830
Series Kingdom of silk (4 of 6)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda & King, Stephen Michael (ill)
No book cover.
9321
All the questions you ever wanted to ask Adam Goodes
Three children interview great Aussie Rules footballer and role model for indigenous kids, Adam Goodes, who plays for the Sydney Swans.
ISBN 9780975064061
Publisher Indij Readers, 2003
Williams, Jane & others
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7864
Always Jack
Jack's life is pretty good until things get complicated. Nanna is getting wobblier, his face goes red when he thinks about Anna and Mum and Rob's wedding is taking over the world. Then, his Mum gets breast cancer and the world starts spinning while his mum and family go through the whole experience of her illness.
ISBN 9780732290207
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Gervay, Susanne
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82967
Amazing bike ride, The
This is the real life account of the seemingly impossible ride from Tamworth to Port Macquarie which Lorin undertook as a sixteen year old school student. With his father as backup, Lorin rode his trusty, old mountain bike 275km across the Great Dividing Range in just three days and with less than ten per cent vision.
ISBN 9781921633126
Publisher Wombat Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Nicholson, Lori & Emerson, David
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55789
Amazing plants
Learn about some of the world's wonderful and different plants. Some are amazing in the way they look, others are extraordinary in the way they have adapted to their environment. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865048833
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Armstrong, Cindy
No book cover.
1767

New
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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15670
Amazing story of Adolphus Tips, The
Set in wartime Devon, this is the diary of plucky young Lily Tregenza whose town is invaded by escaping evacuees and American soldiers. When Lily enlists the help of two young, black American soldiers to find her missing cat, there are surprising results.
ISBN 9780439796613
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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Amelia Dee and the peacock lamp
The large old house where Amelia, a young and talented writer lives, holds a secret that is linked to the origins of a rare brass lamp, decorated with animals and peacocks.
ISBN 9781741753011
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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7504
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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5126
Anastasia on her own
When Anastasia and her father are left on their own, they find out just how hard housekeeping really is.
ISBN 9780440402916
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1998
Lowry, Lois
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Ancient and Medieval people series
Profiles some of the most fearsome warriors in history. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. See Series lists for individual titles.
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
No book cover.
112307
Ancient Australia
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information about ancient Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740701242
Series Australian Library series (1 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
McClish, Bruce
No book cover.
15679
Ancient China
Discover why tombs were filled with pottery figures, what was carried along the Silk Road,who invented paper and what kinds of weapons were used in early battles. An informative guide to Chinese history, with stunning photographs and life-like models.
ISBN 9780789458667
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2000
Cotterell, Arthur
No book cover.
15294
Ancient Egypt
Well-documented, factual material supported by photographs, maps and a timeline of Ancient Egypt. Each two-page spread treats one particular aspect of the civilisation such as architecture, religion, agriculture or recreational activities.The light writing style is very accessible for young students.
ISBN 9780751320749
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Hart, George
No book cover.
14223
Ancient Egypt: tales of gods and pharaohs
Full of mystery and adventure, the stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ancient gods are steeped in thousands of years of history. includes nine stories of Ancient Egypt, retold in comic strip style.
ISBN 9781406326680
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Williams, Marcia
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622
Ancient Greece
Watch the past come to life. Explore the history, daily life, beliefs, and achievements of this ancient civilisation whose influence can still be seen today. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405320412
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2007
Pearson, Anne
No book cover.
13750
Ancient machine, The
Georgie and Thomas are summoned to Allegoria to stop a machine that is ticking down to the end of the world. They enlist the help of a troupe of travelling daredevils.
ISBN 9780958074414
Series Magician's daughter series (2 of 3)
Publisher Multimedia Interface, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Walker, Justyn
No book cover.
2983
Ancient Rome
Find out why Roman baths were so popular and how sea battles were staged in the Colosseum. Meet the remarkable people whose conquests, achievements and way of life made Ancient Rome one of history's greatest civilisations. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405329255
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
James, Simon
No book cover.
10
Ancient Rome: a guide to the glory of imperial Rome
An illustrated guide to the wonders of the civilisation of Ancient Rome.
ISBN 9780753452356
Publisher Larouse Kingfisher Chambers, 2000
Stroud, Jonathan
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70363
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 fish
Historical novel based on the medieval Children's Crusades. Stefan, a charismatic, religious leader, has convinced Gabriel that only children will be able to liberate the Holy Land from the Infidel. Together, they raise an army and make the arduous journey over the Alps. The power of Stefan's promises dim as they suffer many misadventures.
ISBN 9781742030463
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Wilkinson, Lili
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Angel with a mouth-organ, The
Two children listen to their mother's memories of wartime.
ISBN 9780340384442
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1985
Topics / Australian Author /
Mattingley, Christobel & Lacis, Astra (ill)
No book cover.
11265
Animal architects
An illustrated, factual book about shells, nests, mounds, bowers, galleries, dens and lodges. These are homes that animals around the world build to shelter themselves and their young.
ISBN 9781865089553
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Nicholson, John
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Animals at war
A collection of true stories about animals that have been involved in war. The book looks at how horses, dogs, birds and other animals have contributed to war efforts. Moving stories and great photos to match.
ISBN 9780746077016
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
George, Isabel & Jones, Rob Lloyd
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56415
Animals at work
It's not only people who work. Many animals also have jobs.
ISBN 9781865048741
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
68335
Animals talk back
Animals have their own form of language. Full of fascinating facts and stories from around the world about animals, this book will change the way you look at animals.
ISBN 9781865048895
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Deckert, Tempany
No book cover.
652
Anne of Avonlea
Anne Shirley, the spirited red-haired orphan know as Anne of Green Gables, is now half past sixteen and has returned ready to start in her first teaching position, at her old school. Anne discovers the joys and tribulations of teaching, helps raise twins and has a vision for Avonlea.
ISBN 9780553213140
Series Anne of Green Gables series (2 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1984
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
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Anne of Green Gables
Adopted by an elderly brother and his spinster sister who live on a Canadian island, Anne delights in her new life and friends in this enduring classic.
ISBN 9780439295772
Series Anne of Green Gables series (1 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Montgomery, L M
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Anne of Green Gables 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 Anne of Green Gables series (10 books)
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
9092
Anne of Ingleside
Ingleside is a busy and contented place, home for Anne, Gilbert and their six children. But then Gilbert's maiden aunt comes to stay and for a while the peace is sadly strained.
ISBN 9780553213157
Series Anne of Green Gables series (6 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1984
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
653
Anne of the island
Anne is off to college with her childhood friends, Gilbert and Charlie. New friends and adventures, including a marriage proposal, await Anne who remains as spirited and irrepressible as ever.
ISBN 9780553213171
Series Anne of Green Gables series (3 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1983
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
655
Anne of Windy Poplars
The letters of a grown-up Anne Shirley to Gilbert Blythe reveal her life, teaching at Windy Poplars. This book is also known as Anne of Windy Willows.
ISBN 9780553213164
Series Anne of Green Gables series (4 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1983
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
656
Anne's house of dreams
Anne has become the wife of Dr Gilbert Blythe. She must adjust to married life in the white cottage on the harbor shore.
ISBN 9780553213188
Series Anne of Green Gables series (5 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1983
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
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Antarctica
This book contains a vast amount of information about the environment and life in Antarctica.
ISBN 9781863910491
Publisher Reed Library, 1996
McDonald, Kellie
No book cover.
82528
Antarctica book: life in a freezer, The
Antarctica is at the bottom of our planet and the coldest place on earth. Find out about the animals that live there and how these clever creatures survive. Includes detailed information, beautiful colour photos and a scale to measure each animal against humans.
ISBN 9781921167867
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Norman, Mark
No book cover.
Antarctica series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Antarctica series (4 books)
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
15675
Antarctica: ecosystems
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and relevant web sites.
ISBN 9780732997236
Series Antarctica series (2 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Environment /
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
15607
Antarctica: exploration
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and web site references.
ISBN 9780732997229
Series Antarctica series (1 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
15696
Antarctica: human impacts
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and refers to web sites.
ISBN 9781583407639
Series Antarctica series (4 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
15714
Antarctica: the frozen continent
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and relevant web sites.
ISBN 9780732997243
Series Antarctica series (3 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
14507
Antarctica: the heart of the world
Take a journey to Antarctica with this comprehensive and highly illustrated guide. Learn about Antarctica's unique geography, its rare beauty, the captivating animal and plant life, human exploration and scientific research. Discover what it's like to live in an Antarctic station and how to survive on the ice.
ISBN 9780733312304
Publisher ABC Books, 2006
Tulloch, Coral
No book cover.
19
Anthony Mundine (Aussie stars)
Anthony Mundine's biography shows how he wanted to follow in his sporting father's footsteps.
ISBN 9781876400118
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 1999
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
15037
Anton rocks on
Anton might only be little in stature but he has a great talent. By the time he reaches high school, Anton has heard all the size jokes. His resourcefulness and music save the day and the Rock Eisteddfod.
ISBN 9780143301400
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Metzenthen, David
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115573
Antony and Cleopatra: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213385
Series Shakespeare stories (3 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
21638
Archie Cupid and Lizzie Imp
Archie Cupid is a perfect angel. Lizzie Imp is just perfectly naughty. They don't like each other until Archie's arrow and Lizzie's spitball miss their targets and everything changes.
ISBN 9780143302049
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
England, Kathryn & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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7083
Archie's letter: an Anzac Day story
The story of an ordinary man who went to fight in World War II. It tells how he dealt with his wartime experiences, how, at the age of ninety one, he agreed to meet a group of elderly Japanese women interested in world peace, and how he could never forget the young men who were with him during the war and who didn't come back.
ISBN 9780980794878
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2011
Flanagan, Martin & Walters, Ainsley (ill)
No book cover.
45647
Are trees alive
Although trees are plants and humans are animals, we have many similar characteristics. This book describes those characteristics, and celebrates some of the magnificent trees that grow on our planet, along with the diversity of life that surrounds them.
ISBN 9781408173893
Publisher A & C Black, 2012
Topics / Environment /
Miller, Debbie S
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116036
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.
15731
Art, history, place
A recognised art expert looks at the astonishing diversity of visual work done by Indigenous Australians today, while exploring the traditions and influences that shaped their work. Although much Indigenous art is part of an artistic movement over forty thousand years old, Indigenous artists also have a remarkable capacity to use new media, styles and subject matter in their work.
ISBN 9781876288433
Publisher Working Title Press, 2003
Nicholls, Christine
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12365
Artists are crazy and other stories
Eight wry and brilliant stories that tell the truth behind some of history's great moments. It includes stories about Leonardo da Vinci, Vikings, Christopher Columbus and the mummy of the great counsellor to the Pharaoh Rameses.
ISBN 9780734404756
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Catran, Ken
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23
As I grew older
Ian Abdulla tells of his life and experiences growing up in a traditional Aboriginal family, living the Nunga way of life on the Murray River in the 1950s.
ISBN 9781862911833
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1993
Abdulla, Ian
No book cover.
112558
As you like it: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161872
Series Shakespeare stories (10 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
24
Ash Road
A group of children have to battle a bushfire with only two elderly men to help them.
ISBN 9781932425116
Publisher Front Street Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Southall, Ivan
Image currently unavailable
88118
Asphalt and feathers
Be inspired to write by reading the winning poems, short stories and plays from students in Years 3-6 in the 2008 Sydney Youth Writing Competition. Participants had to include the signature words, feathers and/or asphalt, in their entries.
ISBN 9780980581102
Publisher Sydney Youth Writing Competition, Inc, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Sydney Youth Writing Competition
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116360
Asterix and Caesar's gift
On being demobilised from the Roman army, Legionary Tremensdelirius, gets the title deeds to the village. Soon, he swaps them for a drink in a tavern and the landlord, Orthopaedix, his wife and daughter set off to claim their rights.
ISBN 9780752866451
Series Asterix series (21 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116347
Asterix and Cleopatra
Getafix, Obelix, Dogmatix and Asterix visit Egypt to help an architect build a palace for Caesar. There they are entranced by the Sphinx, pyramids and Cleopatra's nose.
ISBN 9780752866079
Series Asterix series (6 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116356
Asterix and Obelix all at sea
The slaves have stolen Caesar's own galley, the finest warship in the Roman navy. Under their leader, the former slaves make for the village where Caesar's old enemies Asterix and Obelix live - only to find the place in crisis.
ISBN 9780752847788
Series Asterix series (30 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116343
Asterix and son
A baby is left outside Asterix's hut. Child-care is something new to the warriors but Asterix and Obelix do their best, although they have had more practice in thumping Romans.
ISBN 9780752847757
Series Asterix series (27 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116383
Asterix and the actress
Asterix and Obelix are celebrating their joint birthday party back in the Gaulish village and some surprise guests have been invited.
ISBN 9780752846583
Series Asterix series (31 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116388
Asterix and the banquet
The Romans build a barricade around the village. Asterix and Obelix demonstrate their resistance by going on a journey around the entire country, collecting local speciaities on the way
ISBN 9780752866093
Series Asterix series (5 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116357
Asterix and the big fight
The Romans persuade a Gaulish chief to challenge Vitalstatistix to single combat. This poses no threat until Getafix is hit by a flying menhir and forgets how to make the magic potion.
ISBN 9780752866178
Series Asterix series (7 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116359
Asterix and the black gold
The druid, Getafix, is running short of rock oil, an essential ingredient in the magic potion which gives the Gaulish villagers superhuman strength to fight Julius Caesar's Roman legions.
ISBN 9780340323670
Series Asterix series (26 of 39)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 1997
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116398
Asterix and the cauldron
Neighbouring Gaulish Chief, WhosemoralsarelAstix, asks Vitalstatistix and his villagers to look after a cauldron full of money but the chief is bent on double-crossing everyone.
ISBN 9780752866291
Series Asterix series (13 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116403
Asterix and the chieftain's shield
Vercingetorix defeated Julius Caesar in the Arvernian country. Although the tables were turned later, the Gauls remember the glorious victory. Years later, Caesar plans to parade with Vercingetorix's shield but he doesn't know where it is.
ISBN 9780752866253
Series Asterix series (11 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116350
Asterix and the class act
Asterix stories including The Day Asterix and Oblelix were born, Fashion in Ancient Gaul and Obelix's Adventures Under the Mistletoe.
ISBN 9780752866406
Series Asterix series (32 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116413
Asterix and the falling sky
The Gauls have one fear, that the sky may fall on their heads tomorrow. But, tomorrow never comes, says Chief Vitalstatistix. Howecer, some surprising new characters fall along with the sky.
ISBN 9780752875484
Series Asterix series (33 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116419
Asterix and the gladiator
The Romans capture Cacofonix as a gift for Caesar who plans to throw him to the lions. To get into the Circus Maximus and rescue their bard, Asterix and Obelix have to become gladiators.
ISBN 9780752866116
Series Asterix series (4 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
101051
Asterix and the golden sickle
Getafix has broken his golden sickle, so Asterix and Obelix visit Lutetia to buy a new one. Unfortunately, the sicklesmith, a cousin of Obelix's, has mysteriously gone missing.
ISBN 9780752866130
Series Asterix series (2 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116353
Asterix and the Goths
Again Getafix is kidnapped, this time by a raiding band of Goths. Asterix and Obelix follow them into Germania and, in the process of rescuing their druid, set off a whole series of tribal wars.
ISBN 9780752866154
Series Asterix series (3 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116429
Asterix and the great crossing
Asterix and Obelix are lost at sea and finally reach what they think is a Roman colony. But, when the Vikings turn up on a voyage of discovery, they realise that they have, in fact, discovered a strange New World.
ISBN 9780752866482
Series Asterix series (22 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116432
Asterix and the great divide
Two rival chieftains have been elected to govern a village in ancient Gaul and a ditch dug through the village divides it into a party of the left and a party of the right. But, the son and daughter of the two chieftains are in love.
ISBN 9780752847733
Series Asterix series (25 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2001
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116437
Asterix and the laurel wreath
Chief Vitalstatistix makes a rash bet with his brother-in-law, whom he invites to dine on a stew seasoned with Caesar's laurel wreath. It is up to Aserix and Obelix, of course, to go to Rome and acquire the wreath.
ISBN 9780752866376
Series Asterix series (18 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116439
Asterix and the magic carpet
The little village where Asterix and Obelix live has just one drawback, its bard is the worst musician in the entire ancient world. When Cacofonix strikes up, his singing sends the sun behind clouds and makes rain begin to fall.
ISBN 9780752847764
Series Asterix series (28 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116447
Asterix and the mansions of gods
A multinational team of slave construction workers are to clear the forest around the village and build a modern housing development, forcing the villagers to take swift action to protect themselves against the Roman newcomers.
ISBN 9780752866390
Series Asterix series (17 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116449
Asterix and the Normans
A group of Vikings comes to Gaul trying to learn what fear is. Their visit coincides with that of a real expert on the subject, Vitalstatistix's trendy nephew from Lutetia, Justforkix.
ISBN 9780752866055
Series Asterix series (9 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116455
Asterix and the Roman agent
Caesar tries psychological warfare to defeat the Gaulish village and sends troublemaker, Tortuous Convolvulus, to set friend against friend and almost succeeds. See jealousy spread as the Gauls become suspicious of each other.
ISBN 9780752866338
Series Asterix series (15 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116456
Asterix and the secret weapon
When the mothers in Asterix and Obelix's little village decide that ,besides being a terrible musician, Cacofonix, the local bard and school teacher, is not educating their children properly, they call in Bravura.
ISBN 9780752847771
Series Asterix series (29 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2002
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116460
Asterix and the soothsayer
One dark and stormy night, a sinister figure arrives in the little Gaulish village. Prolix claims to be a soothsayer and the villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix sees through his deception.
ISBN 9780752866420
Series Asterix series (19 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
8102
Asterix and the Vikings
Asterix and Obelix are sent on one of their most dangerous missions. They must voyage north to the Vikings' home territory and rescue Justforkix, before the Vikings find out he is not who they think he is, and make him pay the price. Meanwhile, the Vikings' chief's daughter, Abba, has fallen for Justforkix.
ISBN 9780752885902
Series Asterix series (37 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2006
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
689
Asterix at the Olympic Games
The famous Olympic Games are to be held in Athens and Asterix, Obelix and their friends enter. The competition will be formidable but our heroes are determined they will find a way to win.
ISBN 9780752866277
Series Asterix series (12 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116471
Asterix conquers America
Getafix has been captured by Romans and catapulted off the edge of the world, so Asterix and Obelix follow to find their wizard. When they reach what they think to be the edge of the world, our heroes find themselves in America.
ISBN 9780752868394
Series Asterix series (35 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2007
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116475
Asterix in Belgium
Chief Vitalstatistix of the Gaulish village is horrified to hear that Caesar has called the Belgian tribes the bravest he knows. With Asterix and Obelix, the chief goes to confront the Belgians who turn out to be very like the Gauls.
ISBN 9780752866505
Series Asterix series (24 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2005
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116481
Asterix in Britain
The Romans have invaded Britain but one village still holds out against them. At his British cousin Anticlimax's request, Asterix and Obelix set off to help with a barrel full of magic potion.
ISBN 9780752866192
Series Asterix series (8 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116484
Asterix in Corsica
Asterix and Obelix meet a Corsican chieftain who has been taken prisoner and accompany their new friend, Boneywasawarriorwayayix, back to Corsica to help him foil the evil designs of the corrupt Roman Praetor Perfidius.
ISBN 9780752866444
Series Asterix series (20 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116489
Asterix in Spain
When the Romans take Chief Huevos y Bacon's son hostage, they get more than they bargained for. Little Pepe proves a terrible handful. Asterix and Obelix rescue him and set out to return him to his father.
ISBN 9780752866314
Series Asterix series (14 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
116492
Asterix in Switzerland
Quaestor Vexatius Sinusitus turns up in Gaul to investigate the creative accountancy of Governor Varius Flavus. When the quaestor is poisoned, he turns to Getafix the druid and the other Gauls for help.
ISBN 9780752866352
Series Asterix series (16 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
16002
Asterix operation Getafix: the book of the film
When the old druid, Getafix, gets injured and cannot make the health potion which gives the Gauls superhuman strength, their chief is challenged by another chief. If Vitalstatistix loses, he will lose the whole village. Once again, legendary hero, Asterix, and his faithful friend, Obelix, must help.
ISBN 9780340529454
Series Asterix series (39 of 39)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1990
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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Asterix 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 Asterix series (39 books)
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
Asterix 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 Asterix series (39 books)
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
12848
Asterix the Gaul
Asterix saves the day in a time in history when all the known world is coming under the power of ancient Rome.
ISBN 9780752866239
Series Asterix series (1 of 39)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
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116515
Asterix the legionary
Asterix and Obelix enlist in the Roman army to rescue Tragicomix, the forcibly conscripted fiancÚ of the beautiful Panacea.
ISBN 9780752866215
Series Asterix series (10 of 39)
Publisher Orion, 2004
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
7597
Asterix versus Caesar
When the chief's niece, Panacea, is captured by the Romans with her fiance, Tragicomix, the Gaulish warriors Asterix and Obelix join the Roman legion in order to find them.
ISBN 9780340397237
Series Asterix series (38 of 39)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 1997
Goscinny, Rene & Uderzo, Albert
No book cover.
9199
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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6385
Astronauts
Learn about different jobs that astronauts do and find out if you could become an astronaut one day.
ISBN 9780732998097
Series Extreme jobs (2 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
80016
Astronomy
From the man whose children helped him to invent the telescope to the incredible connection between Earth's seas and the Moon, you can find out all about planets and stars, and discover the history of the world's oldest science.
ISBN 9781405329316
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Lippincott, Kristen
No book cover.
Aussie notables series
A series about people who feature on Australia's bank notes. 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 Aussie notables series (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
85473
Aussie notables: Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes was the earliest advocate of a Federal Council of the colonies of Australia, a precursor to the Federation of Australia. He arrived in Sydney almost penniless and began work on a farm at Penrith. He was always trying to change the world around him and, once he became involved in politics, his future was assured. Henry Parkes is featured on Australia's five dollar note.
ISBN 9781876460143
Series Aussie notables series (5 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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18135
Aussie Notables: John Flynn
Informative account of the story of John Flynn, the founder of the Flying Doctor Service whcih helps to save the lives of those living in the most rermote parts of Australia.
ISBN 9781876460617
Series Aussie notables series (5 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Drummond, Allan & Gola, Marta (ill)
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47681
Aussie notables: John Monash
General Sir John Monash became the corps commander of the Australian Infantry Forces during World War I. He was also responsible for the remarkably efficient repatriation of 160,000 Australian soldiers after the war. Monash has been immortalised on Australia's one hundred dollar bank note.
ISBN 9781876460099
Series Aussie notables series (5 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
Image currently unavailable
5893
Aussie notables: Mary Gilmore
Dame Mary Gilmore had a varied and active life. Born and raised in Wagga Wagga, Mary was a schoolteacher, socialist, journalist, poet and girl friend of Henry Lawson, whose adventures took her to Paraguay and Patagonia. Dame Mary is featured on Australia's five dollar note.
ISBN 9781876460105
Series Aussie notables series (5 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
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11323
Aussie notables: Mary Reiby
Mary Reibey became Australia's richest woman but she had a skeleton in her closet. Orphaned after the death of her mother, father and a caring grandmother, she ran away from home disguised as a boy, 'borrowed' a horse and was sent to NSW. Read about her experiences as a criminal and how she found her way to the top.
ISBN 9781876460150
Series Aussie notables series (5 books)
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Drummond, Allan & Lumsden, Glenn (ill)
No book cover.
Aussie stars series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. For individual book titles in this series, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page.
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
McCallum, Grant
No book cover.
706
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.
35750
Australia in song
Music has been played and enjoyed in Australia since the first peoples arrived thousands of years ago. Explore the history of Australia in Song as you discover lyrics that have been written to express love, anger, sadness and joy, as well as to recount historical events and Australian stories.
ISBN 9781740703604
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann, 2007
Elliott, Rachel
No book cover.
112024
Australia's commemorative days
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on days that are celebrated in Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702966
Series Australian Library series (3 of 21)
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2006
Atkins, Michelle
No book cover.
125518
Australia's critically endangered animals
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's critically endangered animals with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703215
Series Australian Library series (7 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
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112345
Australia's currency
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on all aspects of Australian currency including manufacture and design with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702959
Series Australian Library series (11 of 21)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
Barwick, John & Jennifer
No book cover.
20703
Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703222
Series Australian Library series (4 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
No book cover.
13384
Australia's deadly and dangerous animals: fact file
Find out about fifty-six species of Australian animals categorised as deadly, dangerous, harmful or disease carrying. Interesting information and close-up coloured photographs of snakes, crocodiles, insects, spiders, marine life and mammals indicate their physical characteristics, the effects of their venom, where they are commonly found and the number of human deaths they cause.
ISBN 9781741931327
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Cermak, Michael (phot)
No book cover.
38992
Australia's dinosaurs
Did you know that Australia's Dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes? Some were giant long-necked plant-eaters, some had large eyes or huge noses, while others may have been like small speedy tanks! But what happened to the dinosaurs? Discover clues and theories that may explain the lives and deaths of Australia's Dinosaurs.
ISBN 9781740703611
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann, 2007
Plant, Andrew
No book cover.
48120
Australia's emblems and icons
An in-depth examination of Australia's national emblems, songs, poems and icons.
ISBN 9781740703888
Series Australian Library series (15 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Barwick, John
No book cover.
29419
Australia's explorers
Information about the voyages of discovery made by Captain Cook and Bass and Flinders as well as the many significant expeditions carried out by the early explorers of Australia's inland.
ISBN 9781863919739
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann,
Russell, Jennifer
No book cover.
112029
Australia's government
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on the way government in Australia is organised with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703246
Series Australian Library series (8 of 21)
Publisher Harcourt Education Australia, 2006
Einspruch, Andrew
No book cover.
112350
Australia's landforms
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of the unique and impressive landforms that can be found in Australia with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702980
Series Australian Library series (12 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
McClish, Bruce
No book cover.
112025
Australia's most notorious bushrangers
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information about Australia's most notorious bushrangers with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702218
Series Australian Library series (5 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Sheppard, Anna
No book cover.
2112
Australia's national parks
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of our national parks. Includes a glossary, websites and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703895
Series Australian Library series (17 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Greagg, David
No book cover.
82847
Australia's shipwrecks and sea mysteries
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information about Australia's shipwrecks and sea mysteries, with a glossary of terms, website addresses and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703871
Series Australian Library series (16 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Barwick, John & Jennifer
No book cover.
112035
Australia's worst disasters
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on some of the natural disasters and terrible events that have happened on Australian soil with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703239
Series Australian Library series (9 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Atkins, Michelle
No book cover.
5052
Australia, a global nation 1976-today
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266245
Series Significant people in Australia's history (9 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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Australian Library series
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Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Various
No book cover.
5855

New
Australians all
Covers the history of our continent from the Ice Age to the Apology, from the arrival of the First Fleet to the Mabo Judgement. Some of the subjects of the eighty mini-biographies of young Australians have become nationally or even internationally famous. Others were legends in their own families and communities.
ISBN 9781741146370
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Wheatley, Nadia & Searle, Ken (ill)
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109705
Autos with attitude
Leave the world behind and dare to be different. Find out about some fabulous racing cars, hot rods, custom-made cars and monster trucks. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9780779139774
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
14990
Avoid being a convict sent to Australia
A light-hearted but factual account of the social conditions and crimes that led to convicts being transported to Australia. An accurate and vivid account is given of life when Australia is reached. Cartoon-style illustrations add to humour.
ISBN 9780864615176
Publisher Koala Books, 2005
Costain, Meredith & Antram, David (ill)
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13747
Away from home
Stefan's passion is football, so he's thrilled to be attending The Academy. He has one small problem though, he can barely speak a word of English. Will the language barrier affect his game?
ISBN 9781405251648
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (4 books)
Publisher Egmont Childrens,
The David Beckham Academy staff
No book cover.
720
Awesome Egyptians, The (Horrible histories)
This book is packed with quizzes, facts and ghastly details of the lives, habits and customs of the ancient Egyptians.
ISBN 9780590552899
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1993
Deary, Terry
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6635
Aztec attack
There's something fishy about this mission. Not only is Battle Boy 005 dressed as a big bird but there's something Professor Perdu isn't telling him. There are more gadgets than ever before and Skin is scanning the faces of all the Aztecs and Spaniards, looking for something.
ISBN 9780330425582
Series Battle boy (5 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
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