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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Abduction, The
When Theodore's best friend, April, goes missing in the middle of the night, fear ripples through the town. The police run out of leads and Theo uses his legal and investigative mind to track her down.
ISBN 9781444714531
Series Theodore Boone series (2 of 2)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2011
Grisham, John
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Abhorsen
Beneath the earth, a malignant force lies waiting, greedy for freedom from its ancient prison. As the Old Kingdom falls once more into a realm of darkness and terror, the people look desperately to the Abhorsen, the scourge of the Dead, to save them. Yet Abhorsen Sabriel is lost, missing in Ancelstierre.Only Lirael has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. Final book in the Old Kingdom trilogy.
ISBN 9781741750201
Series Old kingdom series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Nix, Garth
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About a girl
Anna is afraid she must be unlovable until she meets Flynn. Together, the girls swim, eat banana cake, laugh and love. Some days, Flynn is unreachable. On other days, she's at Anna's door. When Anna discovers Flynn's secret, she wonders if she knows her at all. Includes mature themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742371443
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Horniman, Joanne
No book cover.
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Abraham Lincoln: from pioneer to president
Abraham Lincoln is fondly remembered as an American President with an unwavering sense of justice and willingness to fight for his beliefs. Follow Lincoln's journey from humble beginnings as a poor Illinois rail splitter to his election as America's 16th President, and into the dark days of the Civil War leading to his tragic assassination.
ISBN 9781402733963
Series Sterling biographies series (17 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Phillips, Ellen Blue
No book cover.
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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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Across the wall
A collection of thirteen short stories providing an eclectic mix of Garth Nix's writing spanning several years. Included are an Old Kingdom story, an Arthurian legend, a war story, a western, a traditional tale with a twist and a very funny, choose-your-own-adventure spoof.
ISBN 9781741147018
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Nix, Garth
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Act of faith
In 1960 England, Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father's strong opinions lead to take a stand against the army. She takes refuge in Amsterdam with an elderly printer, who is brave enough to print topics which stir religious intolerance. This results in a dangerous journey to help him escape certain death for his books.
ISBN 9780732292805
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Gardiner, Kelly
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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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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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Adrift in space
Gold Team Junior has made the Interstellar 3D Championships. But if no one can fix their starship, they won't be playing anytime soon.
ISBN 9781420211702
Series Out of this world series (7 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally & Lin, Matt (ill)
No book cover.
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The
A classic story of slavery and a runaway boy's exploits. Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunken father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. When Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escape down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave, Jim. They face trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all, the friends stick together.
ISBN 9780192824417
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
Twain, Mark
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Adventures of 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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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.
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Adventures of Scarygirl, The
Abandoned on a remote peninsula, Scarygirl is rescued by Blister, a large friendly octopus. Blister and Scarygirl become best friends. But no one knows where Scarygirl came from, or who she really is, and her dreams are full of strange and disturbing visions.
ISBN 9781742372938
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Graphic novels /
Jurevicius, Nathan
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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The
Out of his smoke-filled rooms in Baker Street stalks a figure who causes criminals to quake in their boots and rush from their dens of iniquity. This collection of twelve mysteries reveals the clever mind of the brilliant consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he works with his sidekick, Dr Watson.
ISBN 9780141034355
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. One fateful night, they witness a murder and the boys swear never to reveal their secret. They run away to be pirates and search for hidden treasure. But, Tom gets trapped in a cave with the murderer.
ISBN 9780141321103
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Twain, Mark & Peck, Richard (intr)
No book cover.
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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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After
Nazis are still invading Poland and Felix joins a group of partisans who are targeting the Nazis troops. Felix becomes the doctor's assistant, until he is left to fend for himself, at the same time as becoming a surrogate parents to both Jewish and German young children.
ISBN 9780670075447
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleitzman, Morris
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After
CJ was one of the popular, cool kids at his old school. Now, everything has changed. He is known as Callum, banished to the country to live with grandparents he has never met and who don't seem to want him there. Things are no better at school but worse still is the secret that Callum carries with him night and day.
ISBN 9781742031125
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Lawson, Sue
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After January
School is over for Alex Delaney and he's waiting for his tertiary offer which is only seventeen days away. The waiting is killing him. He's not expecting much from January, just bodysurfing and TV, but mainly waiting. So, he's not ready for the girl who cuts past him on a wave. January is about to change.
ISBN 9780702237652
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Earls, Nick
No book cover.
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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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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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Against the tide
Katie and Matt are champion ocean swimmers who love a challenge that will test their training and skills to the limit. Effi and Christie live in a different world which is intense, funny, often overheated and far removed from the beach. When these two worlds meet, in a blend of love and loss, violence and prejudice, only the strongest will succeed in swimming against the tide.
ISBN 9780733322907
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Savvides, Irini
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Agatha Christie graphic novel series
Agatha Christie's exciting murder mysteries brought to life in rich text, well-illustrated, large format graphic novels. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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Airborn
Fifteen year old Matt works as a cabin boy aboard the Aurora,a luxury airship that is part passenger cruise ship. When wealthy Kate and her chaperone come aboard, Matt discovers that she is determined to prove her grandfather's claims that he saw strange creatures flying in the sky in the area the year before. His diary describes them as huge, furry beasts with batlike wings and sharp claws. A storm forces the damaged Aurora to set down on a seemingly deserted island.
ISBN 9780340878576
Series Airborn series (1 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Oppel, Kenneth
No book cover.
Airborn 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 Airborn series (3 books)
Oppel, Kenneth
No book cover.
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Airman
Conor Broekhart was born to fly. In an age when many dreamed of flying, it became his destiny. When a cruel and cunning betrayal destroys his family, Conor must win the race for flight to save his family and right a terrible wrong.
ISBN 9780141383354
Publisher Puffin UK, 2008
Colfer, Eoin
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Akhenaten adventure, The
John and Philippa discover they have super-human powers as young djinn. Mum sends them off to urbane, snobby Uncle Nimrod to learn their full powers in exotic Egypt. This places them in extreme danger. Incidental strong language in context.
ISBN 9780439959513
Series Children of the lamp series, The (1 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Kerr, P B
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Al Capone does my shirts
Moose Flanagan lives with his family on Alcatraz, a high security prison housing the notorious Al Capone, in the 1930s. His friend's plan to make money out of this backfires with serious consequences.
ISBN 9780747568988
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Choldenko, Gennifer
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Al Capone shines my shoes
Matthew (Moose) Flanagan lives on the island of Alcatraz. His father is one of the guards. His older sister, Natalie, is autistic and, in an effort to protect her, Moose now owes prisoner 85, Al Capone, who has managed to secure her a place at a special school. The price Moose might have to pay reveals itself quite spectacularly.
ISBN 9781408801550
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2009
Choldenko, Gennifer
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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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Alanna: the first adventure
In Alanna the first adventure, Alanna wants to become the first female knight so she poses as a boy and takes her place among the pages at the palace.
ISBN 9780590197960
Series Song of the lioness quartet (1 of 5)
Publisher Yearling, 1999
Pierce, Tamora
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Alaska
When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. Mia must find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143206118
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Saliba, Sue
No book cover.
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Albert Einstein: the miracle mind
Albert Einstein's name is synonymous with genius. He revolutionised the way we understand the universe and paved the way for diverse technology such as lasers, cell phones, electron microscopes and DVD players. Follow Einstein's journey from his childhood through to his groundbreaking writings that won him the Nobel Prize.
ISBN 9781402732287
Series Sterling biographies series (9 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Yeatts, Tabatha
No book cover.
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Alchemyst, The
Sophie and Josh Newman find their lives intertwined with Nicholas Flamel and the powerful book he protects, the Book of Abraham the Mage, that enables the holder to save or destroy the world.
ISBN 9780385612944
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (1 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2007
Scott, Michael
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Alex
Alex is competing with Maggie for selection in the New Zealand Olympic Games' swimming team, when tragedy strikes.
ISBN 9780141301280
Publisher Puffin NZ, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Duder, Tessa
No book cover.
Alex Rider graphic novels
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Alex Rider graphic novels (3 books)
Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
No book cover.
Alex Rider series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Alex Rider series (9 books)
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Alexander Graham Bell: giving voice to the world
Inspired by his nearly-deaf mother and a father who developed a 'visible alphabet' of all the possible sounds a human can make, Alexander Graham Bell spent most of his life trying to improve the way people communicated. His most famous invention, the telephone, has made him one of the most well-known names of all time.
ISBN 9781402732300
Series Sterling biographies series (3 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Carson, Mary Kay
No book cover.
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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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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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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.
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Alice's adventures in Wonderland
On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange, fantasy world, with even stranger characters, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute.
ISBN 9781904351832
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Carroll, Lewis
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Alien rescue
Scott, Rudy and AJ think helping a bunch of trapped aliens is cool - until the aliens start fighting.
ISBN 9781420211825
Series Out of this world series (12 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
No book cover.
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Aliens in the family
Jake helps her new step-sister and step-brother to protect an alien from another dimension.
ISBN 9780590448987
Publisher Scholastic US, 1994
Mahy, Margaret
No book cover.
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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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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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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.
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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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All creatures great and small
The life of an English country vet is revealed in the funny and sad situations that James Herriot finds on his rounds.
ISBN 9780330250498
Publisher St Martin's, 1998
Herriot, James
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All fall down
Christobel, fourteen and heiress to a fortune, is bored and lonely until she decides to dress as a boy and rescue her servant's son who has been kidnapped. It becomes a dangerous game set in the crime and disease-ridden slums of The Rocks.
ISBN 9781877003868
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Geason, Susan
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All in the blue unclouded weather
Set in a summer of the post war years of the 1940s, this is the story of three dynamic sisters growing up in poverty.
ISBN 9780140349825
Publisher Penguin, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Klein, Robin
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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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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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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.
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All stars 4: Jess wing defence
Jess feels that everyone just talks about netball, but she can't understand what all the fuss is about.
ISBN 9781876372767
Series All stars netball series (4 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Renner, Clare
No book cover.
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All stars 5: Sarah goal shooter
Sarah feels she is having a bad day, a bad year and it gets even worse when when Josh, the basketballer, falls for her.
ISBN 9781876372774
Series All stars netball series (5 of 8)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Renner, Clare
No book cover.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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All we know
All Arkie knows is that things are changing, the vacant block of land is being built on and everyone is talking about going to high school.
ISBN 9780207153594
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1987
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Simon
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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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Amazing and bizarre - ten wonderfully weird stories
A collection of ten, strange stories, including one about a person who swam so much, he grew fins.
ISBN 9780440407058
Publisher Yearling, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Matthews, Penny (comp)
No book cover.
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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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Amazing facts about Australia's early explorers
Australia's early explorers were an odd bunch. Some were incredibly brave, others extremely foolhardy. Some formed friendships with Aborigines and respected their rights and traditions, others treated them very badly. Some gained fame and fortune, others lost their lives. All had a thirst for discovery.
ISBN 9781741932959
Series Amazing facts series (7 books)
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2008
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
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Amazing facts about Australia's early settlers
Australia is home to both an ancient, Indigenous culture and a young European influence. While their coexistence has been far from peaceful, both groups have proven to be tenacious, resourceful and resilient. Australia is the only country founded solely to contain convicts.
ISBN 9781741933185
Series Amazing facts series (7 books)
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2009
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
No book cover.
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Amazing facts about Australian birds
Australia is one of the best places to watch the unique bird families that share our natural and urban environments. Find out how they evolved, how they survive and adapt in the face of human progress, and how they interact with each other.
ISBN 9781741933017
Series Amazing facts series (7 books)
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
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Amazing facts about Australian wildlife conservation
Australia has unique, ancient landscapes, plants and animals. Humans have not always realised how incredible the natural wealth is and have exploited the environments, greatly affecting the flora and fauna. Australia has one of the worst extinction rates in the world but it's not too late to save our wild places.
ISBN 9781741932973
Series Amazing facts series (7 books)
Publisher Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2009
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
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Amazing facts series
Full of factual information about Australia's past and present. 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 Amazing facts series (7 books)
Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
No book cover.
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Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents, The
Maurice the cat and his friends, a motley group of rats, have gained super intelligence overnight and quickly start scamming human villages with a Pied Piper of Hamelin ruse.
ISBN 9780552552028
Publisher Corgi Books, 2004
Pratchett, Terry
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Amazing mind of Alice Makin, The
Twelve year old Alice Makin is living in a tiny flat in post-war London where many people's homes have been destroyed. Reggie and the man he calls his grandfather come to live upstairs. Alice and Reggie become friends and realise that they share a special talent for making things that they think happen. This is not their only connection and as the story unfolds Alice learns about who she really is.
ISBN 9781904442325
Publisher Chicken House, 2008
Shea, Alan
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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.
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Amazing Spencer Gray, The
Spencer Gray is twelve - finally old enough to join Dad in his glider. His mates are going to be so jealous. Going up is awesome, but when disaster strikes, Spencer will need to be nothing short of amazing.
ISBN 9781922089328
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Fitzpatrick, Deb
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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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Amber amulet, The
Twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger - a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent. Along with his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness?
ISBN 9781742379982
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Silvey, Craig
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Amber spyglass, The
In the third of the Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will, whose fates are bound together, are separated. They must find each other for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been. This text includes representations that may be contrary to some religious beliefs.
ISBN 9780439943659
Series Dark materials series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2007
Pullman, Philip
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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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Amelia Earhart: a life in flight
Amelia Earhart's sense of daring was evident from a very young age. She knew the risks of flying but was eager to promote women's abilities and to contribute to the world around her. She became the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic. Her sudden disappearance over the Pacific remains one of aviation's most haunting, unsolved mysteries.
ISBN 9781402751578
Series Sterling biographies series (23 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2009
Jones, Victoria Garrett
No book cover.
9267
Among ants, between bees
An anthology covering a wide range of human experiences.
ISBN 9780732948412
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Peter
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Amulet of Samarkand, The
The magicians rule London, not altogether harmoniously. One magician's plot to take power, the hint of a resistance movement and a young apprentice magician's first magical exploits have this book moving at a fast pace.
ISBN 9780552550291
Series Bartimaeus trilogy, The (1 of 3)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2004
Stroud, Jonathan
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Anacaona, golden flower, Haiti 1490
Beginning in 1490, Anacaona keeps a record of her life as a possible successor to the supreme chief of Xaragua, as wife of the chief of Maguana and as a warrior battling the first white men to arrive in the West Indies, ravenous for gold.
ISBN 9780439499064
Series Royal diaries (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Danticat, Edwidge
No book cover.
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Anaconda ambush
Sam Fox is on a field trip with his uncle in the Amazon when he's swept over a waterfall into an underground lake and discovers a fortune in gold. But, there's an enormous anaconda lurking in the cave and the snake is just the first obstacle Sam will have to overcome if he's to get out of the Amazon alive.
ISBN 9780143303701
Series Extreme adventures series (8 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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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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Anastasia, the last Grand Duchess, Russia 1918
A novel in diary form in which the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II describes the privileged life her family led up until the time of World War I and the tragic events that befell them.
ISBN 9780439129084
Series Royal diaries (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2000
Meyer, Carolyn
No book cover.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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Ancient hero, The
When Zelder translates three ancient spells she becomes the target of the sinister swordsman called the stalker. She and her brother, would-be swordsman Corram, must cheat death to stop the whole world being destroyed.
ISBN 9780734406576
Series Quentaris chronicles (15 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
McMullen, Sean
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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.
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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.
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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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Angel creek
There are only two things that Jelly likes about the new house on Rosemary Street, the old apricot tree and the creek over the back fence. One night, Jelly and her cousins spot something in the creek's dark waters. At first, they think it's a bird but it's a baby angel with a broken wing. Jelly decides to keep it. But, she soon discovers that you can't just take something from where it belongs and expect that it won't be missed.
ISBN 9781921758058
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Rippin, Sally
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Angel experiment, The
Fourteen year old Max and her adopted family, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy and Angel, were created as experiments in a lab and are genetically enhanced enabling them to fly. Jeb, a sympathetic scientist, helped them to escape and they are on the run from part-human, part-wolf predators, called Erasers, who have orders to kill them so that the world will never know they existed.
ISBN 9780316067959
Series Maximum ride series (1 of 5)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
No book cover.
15400
Angel fever
In Quentaris, a beautiful, young man is saved from attack by Eely who everyone thinks is unattractive and simple-minded. The young man has lost something and Eely helps him find it and begins to realise the importance of inner beauty.
ISBN 9780734406897
Series Quentaris chronicles (16 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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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 of Kokoda
Kari knows a lot about his jungle home but he doesn't know why there is fighting in the village of Kokoda. When Kari finds a wounded Australian soldier, he knows he cannot leave him. They must retreat along the Kokoda Track with the enemy following.
ISBN 9780734411280
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2010
Wilson, Mark
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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.
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Angela and Diabola
Angela is the angelic twin and Diabola is the opposite, a pair of twins who can drive their normal parents, the Cuthbertson-Joneses, to distraction. Angela is perfect but, that Diabola, she could just be wicked or she may be a genius.
ISBN 9780006753001
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1998
Banks, Lynne Reid
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Angelmonster
Mary and her sister, Jane, always longed to be carried off by a handsome poet. The reality of life with Percy Shelley and Lord Byron is a combination of romance and tragedy. Adult themes around their liberated behaviour may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780744559866
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Bennett, Veronica
No book cover.
5234
Anila's journey
Menace and mystery lie in wait for Anila Tandy who secures a job drawing birds for an English naturalist, travelling on a river boat up the Ganges River. Anila will use this journey to search for her father, missing for years and presumed dead. Anila must test herself in the man's world of India, in the late 1700s.
ISBN 9781406306590
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Finn, Mary
No book cover.
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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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Animal farm
A classic allegory in which the animals take over Manor Farm from their drunken master and all seems to be perfect as everyone is equal under the Seven Commandments. Circumstances change as the pigs become more equal than the others.
ISBN 9780141187389
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Orwell, George
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Animal heroes
Short stories about animals involved in Australian armed conflicts, from WWI to more recent times. The animals display bravery under fire, mateship and loyalty, the same attributes shown by the ANZACs.
ISBN 9780143003809
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Hill, Anthony
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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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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.
7690
Animals Robert Scott saw: an adventure in Antarctica
In 1901, Robert Scott made his first trip to Antarctica. This is the incredible story of Scott's adventures and the animals he saw along the way.
ISBN 9780811849180
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2008
Markle, Sandra
No book cover.
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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.
15
Anna the goanna and other poems
A colourful, engaging picture book containing a collection of poems about living in an Aboriginal community.
ISBN 9780855753443
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000
McDougall, Jill & Taylor, Jenny (ill)
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Anne Frank
Anne Frank is a young Jewish girl in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power and began his program to eradicate Jewish people. Anne and her family are forced to take refuge in a small annexe for two years.
ISBN 9780099409762
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Poole, J & Barrett, A (ill)
No book cover.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Ant colony, The
A strange assortment of misfits and losers live at number 33. Runaway Sam has disappeared there, Bohemia's mum is between boyfriends again and Old Isabel acts like she owns the place. The owner, Sleezy Steve, is always trying to squeeze in one more tenant. Maybe their concern for Bohemia, the most caring of them all, can teach these people to care. Strong language used in context and adult themes.
ISBN 9780007283590
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Valentine, Jenny
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.
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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.
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Antarctica: ecosystems
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and relevant web sites.
ISBN 9780732997236
Series Antarctica series (2 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Environment /
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
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Antarctica: exploration
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and web site references.
ISBN 9780732997229
Series Antarctica series (1 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
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Antarctica: human impacts
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and refers to web sites.
ISBN 9781583407639
Series Antarctica series (4 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
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Antarctica: the frozen continent
Each book in this series deals with a different aspect of Antarctica using photographs and frozen facts. Each book contains a glossary and relevant web sites.
ISBN 9780732997243
Series Antarctica series (3 of 4)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Reid, Greg
No book cover.
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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.
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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.
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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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Antonio S and the mystery of Theodore Guzman
Antonio lives with his parents in the tower of an old house. In the same area lives a recluse actor called Theodore Guzman. Antonio draws him out by presenting a play. In turn, Guzman leads Antonio into the magical world of theatre.
ISBN 9781864484090
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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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.
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Anzacs at Gallipoli: a story for Anzac Day, The
An account of the military campaign at Gallipoli during World War One, and the consequences for Australia.
ISBN 9780734400703
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Pugsley, Chris & Lockyer, John
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Apache: girl warrior
Siki rises to the rare position of girl-warrior in an Apache tribe. She witnesses the horrors of the Indian wars against the Mexicans and the invading White Eyes. A sometimes violent and very honest story of courage, integrity, betrayal, love, hope and despair as Siki struggles to belong and learns the truth of her own story.
ISBN 9781406303315
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Landman, Tanya
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Apostle bird, The
Set in the Western Australian goldfields in the 1930s, Neil describes the sometimes violent life on the diggings.
ISBN 9780733605253
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Disher, Garry
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Apothecary, The
In 1952, after her parents are identified as communists, Janie must move from Los Angeles to the safety of London. The war has ended but it's a tense time, and Janie is uncomfortable at her new school. She notices Benjamin, a curiously defiant boy, who dreams of becoming a spy. When his father, an apothecary, is kidnapped, Benjamin and Janie are embroiled in a plot involving real espionage and nuclear threats.
ISBN 9781921758171
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2011
Meloy, Maile
No book cover.
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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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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.
10056
Archie's war
Archie's first hand experience of being in London during the Great War of 1914-1918 is told through his scrapbook.
ISBN 9781406304275
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Wiliams, Marcia
No book cover.
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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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Ariel, Zed and the secret of life
Ariel's writer mother sends misbehaving characters to an island school for Rebellious Characters. This summer, she sends Ariel and Zed. A cast of eccentric characters includes an insomniac Sleeping Beauty. A tale of action and self-discovery.
ISBN 9781865082639
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Fienberg, Anna & Gamble, Kim (ill)
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Ark angel
Alex Rider is in hospital, recovering from a rifle shot that had been aimed at his heart. The complications begin when a fellow patient is targeted for an abduction.
ISBN 9780744583243
Series Alex Rider series (6 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2005
Horowitz, Anthony
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Arnie Avery
Lately, nothing is going right for thirteen year old Arnie. Ever since it happened, his family, especially his mother, has been behaving strangely. At school, he is accused of cheating and now Jacko has challenged him to a fight. He has to get his life sorted out and deal with what happened.
ISBN 9781921529726
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Walker, Sue
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Around the world in 80 days
One evening, while relaxing at his gentleman's club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets that he can travel the entire globe in 80 days. The unflappable Englishman is determined not to lose this extraordinary wager as he sets off for Dover with his not so cool-headed, French manservant, Passepartout.
ISBN 9780141035871
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2008
Verne, Jules
No book cover.
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Arrival, The
The Arrival gives us great insight into the process of leaving your homeland and trying to find a new place in the world. The journey can be frightening, inspiring and emotional for all displaced persons. Many stories are told through Tan's illustrations.
ISBN 9780734406941
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2006
Tan, Shaun
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Art fraud detective
The security guard at the Town Hall Gallery has a big problem. Some of the priceless masterpieces have been stolen and replaced with cunning forgeries. The guard needs your sharp eyes and patience to identify the fake paintings.
ISBN 9780753411957
Publisher Kingfisher, 2000
Nilsen, Anna
No book cover.
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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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Art, land, story
A look at some of the traditions from which Indigenous art has come, with an emphasis on the continuous links between Indigenous art, place and The Dreaming. It shows the extraordinary diversity that has always been a feature of Australian Indigenous art.
ISBN 9781876288419
Series Reconciliation - for older students series (4 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Nicholls, Christine
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Artemies Fowl and the Atlantis complex
Artemis has frequently used high-tech fairy magic to mastermind the most devious criminal activity of the new century. Now, at a conference in Iceland, Artemis has gathered the fairies to present his latest idea to save the world from global warming. But Artemis is behaving strangely - he seems different. Something terrible has happened to him.
ISBN 9780141328041
Series Artemis Fowl series (7 of 7)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Colfer, Eoin
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Artemis Fowl
Villainous twelve year old, Artemis Fowl, holds a leprechaun to ransom and gets more than he bargained for.
ISBN 9780141312125
Series Artemis Fowl series (1 of 7)
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Colfer, Eoin
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Artemis Fowl and the last guardian
Is this armageddon time for artemis fowl . . . Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers - or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl? Yes, it's true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl's four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race. Can Artemis and Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police stop Opal and prevent the end of the world?
ISBN 9780141344331
Series Artemis Fowl series (8 of 7)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
116080
Artemis Fowl and the lost colony
From an island stuck in time comes an army of vindictive imps bent on destroying humans. Teenage genius, Artemis Fowl, must stop the demons who have sworn revenge on humans. He uses his wit and sarcasm in this tale of murder and deceit.
ISBN 9780141382692
Series Artemis Fowl series (5 of 7)
Publisher Penguin, 2006
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
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Artemis Fowl and the time paradox
Artemis Fowl, that magnet for trouble, with fairy ally, Captain Holly Short, by his side must successfully complete this mission to save his gravely ill mother. He must travel back through time and steal the cure from the clutches of a young criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl. It will take all Artemis' ingenuity to foil himself.
ISBN 9780141383347
Series Artemis Fowl series (6 of 7)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Colfer, Eoin
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Artemis Fowl 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 Artemis Fowl series (7 books)
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
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Artemis Fowl: the Arctic incident
In this sequel, Artemus embarks on a daring plan to fight the Lower Elements and to rescue his father.
ISBN 9780141312132
Series Artemis Fowl series (2 of 7)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Colfer, Eoin
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Artemis Fowl: the eternity code
Artemis promises his father that he'll stop his law-breaking ways but he is up for one last, tiny crime. Unfortunately, Artemis doesn't count on the operation being a total failure. Artemis is set up and forced to enlist the help of his faerie friends.
ISBN 9780786819140
Series Artemis Fowl series (3 of 7)
Publisher Miramax Kids, 2003
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
116056
Artemis Fowl: the opal deception
Opal Koboi, pixie and archenemy of the fairies, is under close surveillance lying in a coma. This is just a treacherous plot and Artemis Fowl, the brilliant criminal mastermind, although now devoid of faerie knowledge, must save the day.
ISBN 9780141381695
Series Artemis Fowl series (4 of 7)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Colfer, Eoin
No book cover.
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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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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.
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As you like it
An unconventional love story transposed to modern-day China where rural and urban worlds collide, following the trials and tribulations of the characters from court to country in their quest for love. Graphic novel illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada.
ISBN 9780955816901
Series Manga Shakespeare series (8 of 9)
Publisher SelfMadeHero, 2008
Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
No book cover.
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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.
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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
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Ashling
As head of Obernewtyn's Farseeker Guild, Elspeth Gordie must travel to the lowlands to seal an alliance between Obernewtyn and the rebel forces that oppose the totalitarian Council. Yet, her dreams call her to a completely different purpose. Elspeth must destroy what remains of the weapons that brought unimaginable chaos, death and mutation to her world.
ISBN 9780140271515
Series Obernewtyn Chronicles (3 of 5)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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Astrid Spark fixologist: the girl with the incredible, magnetic fingers
The silly, inventive and fun adventures of a girl with a magnetic finger.
ISBN 9781865087184
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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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.
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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.
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At Ardilla
Jen returns to Ardilla, a well-loved, old holiday home, and struggles to understand the changing relationships between families and friends.
ISBN 9780141312675
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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At the sign of the sugared plum
It is 1665 and Hannah has come from the country to assist her sister in sweet making at the Sugared Plum sweet shop. The plague has also come to London so Hannah's life is now full of dangers as well as the sights and sounds of the crowded city.
ISBN 9780747561248
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2003
Hooper, Mary
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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
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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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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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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)
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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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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)
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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
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Austere academy, The
The Baudelaire orphans are sent to a terrible boarding school where they meet the Quagmire triplets and watch their backs for Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064408639
Series Series of unfortunate events (5 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
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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.
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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.
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Australia's critically endangered animals
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's critically endangered animals with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703215
Series Australian Library series (7 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
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Australia's 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.
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Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's deadly and dangerous animals and plants with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740703222
Series Australian Library series (4 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
No book cover.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Australia's explorers
Information about the voyages of discovery made by Captain Cook and Bass and Flinders as well as the many significant expeditions carried out by the early explorers of Australia's inland.
ISBN 9781863919739
Series Australian Library series (21 books)
Publisher Heinemann,
Russell, Jennifer
No book cover.
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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.
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Australia's greatest inventions & innovations
Imagine a world without wi-fi or clothes lines or lawnmowers or Vegemite or dual-flush toilets or even mousetraps. Weird, huh? These are just a few of the many inventions that have been created by clever Australians to solve some of life's difficult problems. Suitable for Stage 2 and Stage 3.
ISBN 9781742755649
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Cheng, Christopher & Knight, Linsay
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 backyard explorer
Australian history joins with science to bring the world of the explorer to life. Each chapter contains an historical section plus a related project and some quirky but interesting facts. Trying to stay alive and keeping an eye on the weather are just as applicable today as they were two hundred years ago. Tales of tragedy, conflict and death, loyalty, amazing perseverance and wonderment.
ISBN 9780642276841
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Macinnis, Peter
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Australian backyard naturalist
Ever wondered what all those tiny bugs are that you see when you look very closely at a rosebud on a rosebush? Ever wanted to be able to identify a bird just from hearing its song? Want to learn how to keep a pet ant lion? All that and more is to be found within this informative book. Features personal accounts from the author's experiences with many of the species mentioned.
ISBN 9780642277428
Publisher National Library of Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Macinnis, Peter
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Australian bushrangers
This history of bushranging in Australia gives details about many bushrangers.
ISBN 9781864362848
Publisher New Holland Australia, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Coupe, Robert
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Australian Library 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 Australian Library series (21 books)
Various
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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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Autos with attitude
Leave the world behind and dare to be different. Find out about some fabulous racing cars, hot rods, custom-made cars and monster trucks. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9780779139774
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
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Avalon High
Ellie is not looking forward to a year in a new home or attending a new school, Avalon High, whose students are not as they appear to be.
ISBN 9780330438322
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Cabot, Meg
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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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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.
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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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Awesome, Australian art for contemporary kids
Describing contemporary artworks and the intentions of the artists. The relevance of these works for today's kids is revealed.
ISBN 9781877004209
Publisher Craftsman House, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Cree, Laura Murray
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Awful end
When both of Eddie's parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow and smell of hot-water bottles, it's agreed that he should go to stay at Awful End with relatives. Sadly, the relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even-Madder Aunt Maud.
ISBN 9780571203543
Series Eddie Dickens trilogy (1 of 3)
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2000
Ardagh, Philip
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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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