Booklists

Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
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337
Sack, The
When Shane's dad loses his job, everything begins to change.
ISBN 9780140365580
Publisher Penguin, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Mattingley, Christobel
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15946
Samsara dog
Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some were long, while others lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came until he learned the most important lesson of all.
ISBN 9781876288624
Publisher Working Title Press, 2006
Manos, Helen & Vivas, Julie (ill)
No book cover.
Samurai kids series
Adventure, action and quirky humour in a Japanese samurai setting. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Samurai kids series (6 books)
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
No book cover.
21738
Samurai secrets
Napoleon is going back to 13th Century Japan, to the second Mongol invasion by Kublai Khan. But, he is in for a huge shock, he's not going alone. His father, Captain Smythe is going with him and he has a huge secret.
ISBN 9780330404099
Series Battle boy (13 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
340
Sand swimmers: the secret life of Australia's dead heart
A picture book that follows Charles Sturt's journey north from Adelaide in 1844 and describes the desert environment he encountered.
ISBN 9780850917680
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Oliver, Narelle
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341
Sarah, plain and tall
Sarah has come from Maine to live on the prairie farm to be mother to two children, but she misses the sea.
ISBN 9780744560169
Publisher Walker Books, 1998
MacLachlan, Patricia
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97104
Saturn
Fascinating facts about the planet, Saturn, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420211948
Series New Solar System, The (6 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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13000
Save our sharks
The Seaport Junior Sharks just can't win a game. Their coach is in trouble, their footy ground is unsafe due to lack of rain and the team needs more players. They are in danger of ceasing to exist but the Sharks never give up.
ISBN 9780143306405
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2012
Metzenthen, David & Smith, Craig (ill)
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2289
Save the day
Charlie, the goalie, believes his lucky gloves are the secret of his success and that he will not be able to win the tournament without them. He must overcome his superstition to help his team win or be responsible for them losing.
ISBN 9781405245265
Series David Beckham Academy series, The (3 of 4)
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2009
The David Beckham Academy staff
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17478
Saving Arthur
Casey Cantrell's mother buys an antique grandfather clock but when Casey turns the clock's key, she is magically transported back to the time of King Arthur.
ISBN 9780734408716
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
England, Kathryn
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21033
Saving Moonbeam
When Gemma sees a starving, neglected horse, she is determined to help him survive. Gemma soon discovers that, with everyone trying to stop her including the owner and her parents, saving the horse won't be easy.
ISBN 9780143303602
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Clark, Sherryl & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
No book cover.
51064
Saving pandas
Cute, cuddly and completely misunderstood, giant pandas are endangered, with fewer than 2500 adults left in the wild. Find out about their life cycle, their diet, mating habits and why we need to protect this endangered species.
ISBN 9781742031149
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Litchfield, Carla
No book cover.
7262
Scandinavian vikings, The
Find out about bloody Viking raids on England and France, Viking society, weaponry and mythology. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267877
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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18524
Scarecrow and his servant, The
An ordinary scarecrow, struck by lightning, comes to life. Jack becomes his faithful servant. As the scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers, Jack does not realises he's being followed by a family desperately wishing it had never happened.
ISBN 9780440863762
Publisher Corgi Books, 2005
Pullman, Philip
No book cover.
4854
Scatterbungle
Ella's school and the rest of the world are under attack, by Scatterbungle. The Magicals are being stripped of their powers and it is Ella's destiny as the Clearheart to stop the devastation.
ISBN 9781741696424
Series Flitterwig (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Cullen, Edrei
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4235
Scent of blood, The
When Poppy Fields and her best friend, Graham, go on a weekend trip to the zoo, it soon becomes apparent that the staff there are not happy. Then, one of them suddenly dies. Then another and another. Someone's using the animals to do their dirty work for them and the results are not pretty. The intrepid pair must uncover the murderer before they, too, become dead meat.
ISBN 9781406323719
Series Poppy Fields (9 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Landman, Tanya
No book cover.
Scholastic question & answer series
Answers to the questions you always wanted to ask and ideal for quizzing your friends. 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 Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown - NEW SERIES 2014
Any two Orbit or Touchdown magazines can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more 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 School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
School magazine team
No book cover.
2302
School Magazine Anthology for Years 5-6
A great collection of exciting and beautifully illustrated stories in a different format. To read the articles go to https://products.schools.nsw.edu.au/prc/magazine.html
Series School magazine - Orbit and Touchdown - NEW SERIES 2014 (20 books)
School magazine team
No book cover.
3825
School of wizardry
Twelve year old Randal's apprenticeship in the School of Wizardry is marred when he realises one of the master wizards is using evil spells to destroy the school and gain supreme power.
ISBN 9780733616891
Series Wizard apprentice series (1 of 1)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Doyle, Debra & Macdonald, James D
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Schooling around
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 Schooling around (4 books)
Griffiths, Andy
No book cover.
26153
Science book, The
Explore science through twenty-four big ideas, the key concepts to help understand how science works in your world. Bursting with facts and close-up graphics, this book explains tricky concepts using accessible visuals. Discover why supercooling frogs show how living things adapt to their environment and how the bumps on a whale's fin help aeroplanes to fly.
ISBN 9781405354134
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Golion, Matilda (edit)
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18466
Scientific and medical robots
Robots work in surgery, laboratories and medical research. Find out how.
ISBN 9781420205527
Series Robots and robotics series (4 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
10014
Scorpion sting
Sam is caving in the desert when the roof collapses, trapping his brother. But when Sam reaches the cave exit, he meets a sea of huge, angry scorpions. That's just the first deadly obstacle he will have to face to save his brother.
ISBN 9780143302223
Series Extreme adventures series (4 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
344
Secret Garden, The
After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with. But, when she learns of a hidden, secret garden, somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter, Mary discovers a world she could never have imagined.
ISBN 9780192835963
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
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35426
Secret history of Tom Trueheart, The
Tom's six older brothers go on dangerous quests in the Land of Stories. They are famous for the exciting endings they discover for the tales the Story Bureau assigns to them. When his brothers fail to return from their adventures it is up to Tom to find out why his brothers haven't completed their missions.
ISBN 9780192792372
Series Tom Trueheart series (1 of 3)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2007
Beck, Ian
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111127
Secret missions
Somehow Scott, Rudy and AJ want to help the Halycrusians but they have slipped through the wrong portal. They don't even know which world have they landed in.
ISBN 9781420218701
Series Out of this world series (9 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
No book cover.
6066
Secret of the Indian, The
After a terrible battle, many of little Bull's warriors are wounded. Omri has to get them medical help but he must also protect the secret of the Indian.
ISBN 9780380710409
Series Indian in the cupboard series, the (5 of 5)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
No book cover.
6132
Secret of the lonely isles, The
Jem's world has been turned upside down by a family crisis, and then it gets worse. Along comes Ella, Jem's great-aunt, who's also a solo round-the-world sailor. She decides that what Jem, his sister, Maddy, and brother, Tyler, need is a sea change. Seasickness isn't the only thing that Jem adds to his list of woes. He keeps having strange and troubling dreams, and someone is stalking them.
ISBN 9781741662528
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Van Os, Joanne
No book cover.
1957

New
Secret superhero, The
Colt Lawless has been performing superhuman acts all over town. To protect his secret identity, he and Birdy have come up with the ultimate disguise. Superclown - completely fearless and impossibly strong. But when he wrestles with an angry panther at a crowded school disco, it looks like Superclown's cover is blown already.
ISBN 9780143307280
Series Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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109686
Secret world of mini-beasts, The
The world is full of creepy, crawly things but there's more to these critters than fangs and hairy legs. Open your eyes to the true wonders of the world of mini-beasts.
ISBN 9781865047546
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
18583
Secret world of wombats, The
An engaging, personalised account of living with wombats. Anecdotal notes made over a number of years make this an entertaining, scientifically interesting and informative book.
ISBN 9780207200311
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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9955
Secrets in the Tingle Forest
The book follows twelve year old Sharni on a journey into the Tingle Forrest. It is exactly a year since Sharni's father died in a horrific forestry incident and she is still in deep mourning. Sharni blames her mother for her father's death.
ISBN 9781863683715
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Schofield, Louise
No book cover.
23179
Secrets of Deltora
Doran, the Dragonlover, is compelled to undertake the great task of introducing the wonders of Deltora to travellers. Follow his expedition through the seven gem territories and gain an insight into Deltora's dangers, people and places, magic and monsters, creatures and customs. Keen readers may even uncover a hidden message.
ISBN 9781741692082
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily & McBride, Marc (ill)
No book cover.
18549
Secrets of Eromanga
Ellie loves fossils and has the opportunity to go on a dig with Tom and Peta. When they encounter ruthless criminals illegally mining for valuable fossils, they must work together to survive.
ISBN 9780734409126
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Gwyther, Sherryl
No book cover.
68517
See inside pirate ships
A board book for big kids. Double page annotated pictures with over seventy flaps that hide interesting pirate information and cross-sectional illustrations of what is going on below decks, about to happen in the near future or useful background knowledge.
ISBN 9780746070048
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Jones, Rob Lloyd & Muhle, Jorg (ill)
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7887
See inside your head
Find out how your brain controls your senses and other interesting head facts using this fun book.
ISBN 9780746087299
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Frith, Alex & King, Colin (ill)
No book cover.
12625
Seeing stone, The
The Grace children enter the world of faeries and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas to see what is unseen to most humans but themselves. They discover the fate of the missing cat and the power of the seeing stone.
ISBN 9780689859373
Series Spiderwick chronicles, The (2 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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3893
Selby Santa
Selby is desperately seeking Santa, while trying to keep his extraordinary abilities a deep dark secret.
ISBN 9780732286798
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
118002
Selby scrambled
Dr Trifle invents a robot called Frank to make life a bit easier. When the Trifles are out, Selby gets Frank to wait on him hand and paw, but things start to go awry when Selby realises just how clever Frank is.
ISBN 9780207199110
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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3892
Selby screams
Selby needs to speak out, indeed he needs to scream, when he finds himself being pursued by the Beast of Bogusville or dangling dangerously in mid-air.
ISBN 9780207200236
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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Selby 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 Selby series (20 books)
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
9874
Selby shattered
The Search for Selby Society is hot on Selby's tail and, as if that wasn't bad enough, so are ghostly gagsters and the Triple Terror in this story full of shipwrecks, evil curses and more. No wonder Selby is shattered after dealing with all that.
ISBN 9780207200663
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
347
Selby snaps
The further adventures of Selby, the talking dog who lives with a zany family.
ISBN 9780207197802
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
3895
Selby snowbound
Selby is about to embark on a chilly Antarctic adventure that is bound to take him to the peak of danger...and beyond.
ISBN 9780207200199
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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9870
Selby sorcerer
Willia and Billia, the Trifle's terrible nephews, are again up to no good. Selby can end their havoc with magic, but Selby doesn't know how long he can keep them under control.
ISBN 9780207198618
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
3897
Selby speaks
The only talking dog in Australia - and perhaps the world - is here again with more adventures and misadventures. And he's still trying to keep his gift of the gab a secret.
ISBN 9780207200243
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan
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15544
Selby splits
Selby, the talking dog, must overcome his fear of spiders to get to the computer or his emails will go unanswered.
ISBN 9780207200250
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
3438
Selby sprung
Selby is hurled out of the world's only sky-writing embroidery aeroplane to what should be certain death. Vampires invade Selby's peaceful town, and Selby is captured by a Shark Man on Death Island. The death-defying dog is put to the test time and again in these gut-wrenching and hilarious stories. And, all the while, Morrie Artie, the Evil Genius, and his thousands of agents comb Australia in search of this remarkable dog.
ISBN 9780732292638
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
3899
Selby supersnoop
What with crimes to solve, thieves to foil and adventures to fall headlong into, Selby's the busiest dog detective in the world. But a nosy video camera may reveal Selby's secret to the world.
ISBN 9780207200052
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Ball, Duncan
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17182
Selby surfs
Surely, Selby's secret won't be revealed just because he decided to go surfing.
ISBN 9780207200038
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Ball, Duncan
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3901
Selby's joke book
From the only talking dog in Australia, and perhaps the world, comes a rip-snorting, rib-tickling collection of good-time gags, jokes, riddles and funny sayings guaranteed to send you into peels of laughter.
ISBN 9780207200427
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
3902
Selby's secret
Selby, the talking dog, dreams of cosy fireside chats with his owners but he realises he must keep his powers a secret otherwise he might be turned from family pooch to family servant. It won't be easy.
ISBN 9780207154942
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1991
Ball, Duncan
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3903
Selby's selection
A super selection of the silliest, side splitting stories chosen by Selby himself.
ISBN 9780207200403
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
3604
Selby's shemozzle
Mrs Trifle is putting material in a time capsule, ready to be opened in one hundred years. Willy and Billy decide to add notes about Selby and Selby must salvage these before his secret is revealed.
ISBN 9780207200304
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
14626
Selby's side-splitting joke book
Warning! This book could cause your sides to split and your tummy to ache as it tickles your funny bone and rocks your socks with more hilariously, funny jokes from that master of mirth ' Selby.
ISBN 9780207200410
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
6264
Selby's stardom
Another story in the Selby series about the talking dog. In this adventure, Selby is bound for stardom in Hollywood.
ISBN 9780207199486
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Ball, Duncan
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3896
Selby, space dog
Selby is back and this time he is in space. This humorous story, full of excruciating puns, recounts more of Selby's misadventures as he valiantly tries to keep his gift of the gab secret.
ISBN 9780207189258
Series Selby series (20 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1996
Ball, Duncan
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4567
Sensational survivors
New Zealand is home to many fascinating creatures. From a prehistoric reptile to one of the world's largest insects, you'll discover some of the most unusual and impressive species on our planet.
ISBN 9781921150661
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Morris, Sandra
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Series of unfortunate events
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Series of unfortunate events (13 books)
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
112370
Settlement & exploration
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on the early settlement of Australia and exploration of Australia's inland and coastline with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
ISBN 9781740702225
Series Australian Library series (14 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann,
Barwick, John & Jennifer
No book cover.
348
Seven little Australians
The seven Woolcot's children live in cheerful turmoil with their father who does not understand them and their young mother. Among them is Judy, spirited, brave and clever. A classic story of family life in Australia during the 19th century.
ISBN 9780140347333
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Turner, Ethel
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47694
Shadow
Two real life events are the foundations of this story. The first is the amazing survival of an Australian black labrador sniffer dog in Afghanistan, missing for fourteen months. The second is the plight of asylum seekers around the world told from the perspective of a thirteen year old Afghani boy. Truly inspiring.
ISBN 9780007339600
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Morpurgo, Michael & Birmingham, Christian (ill)
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4207
Shadow forest
A giant log falls from the sky on to his parents' car and changes forever the lives of Samuel Blink and his sister, Martha. Don't tell Samuel that he is going to be a hero because he doesn't know it yet. Don't tell him he is going to Norway to live with his aunt and uncle beside a mysterious forest into which his loved, little sister will disappear. Samuel doesn't know any of this and it might ruin the book if you tell him.
ISBN 9780552555630
Publisher Corgi Books, 2007
Haig, Matt
No book cover.
15530
Shadow snake
Pud, Cuppy and Skeeta must be real men enough to stay out camping, even after telling really wicked, snake stories. They may be taken by the mutant crocodile-man lurking in the dark shadows. Some coarse language in context.
ISBN 9780734406552
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Svendsen, Mark
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45632
Shadow thief, The
Milli and Ernest live in Drabville, where the houses and people are all the same. Milli yearns for adventure and when they get kidnapped to Hog House, they need to outwit Lord Aldor to escape and save their town.
ISBN 9780732286187
Series Strangest adventures series (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Adornetto, Alexandra
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12552
Shadowgate
The Four Sisters are poisoning Deltora and starving its people. Lief, Barda and Jasmine have found and destroyed the first of the Sisters. Now they must find the second hidden within the mountains that border the Shadowlands.
ISBN 9781865046143
Series Dragons of Deltora series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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1409
Shadowlands, The
Awesome creatures are used by the dark lord as he tries to control the people in the Shadowlands. Leif, Barda and Jasmine must pass through these lands on their quest.
ISBN 9781865044262
Series Deltora Shadowlands series (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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18655
Shaggy gully times, The
This week's edition of The Shaggy Gully Times, the punniest newspaper, is jam-packed with exciting news from a small town full of interesting animals we have met before, including barber, Pete the sheep, and Josephine, famous ballerina.
ISBN 9780732284107
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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1231

New
Shahana: through my eyes
Shahana is almost 14 and has not known a life of peace. Her parents and older brother are dead and she must leave her beloved school to look after her younger brother and ailing grandfather. When grandfather dies life becomes that much more difficult. Living close to the border means 'freedom fighters' from both sides roam, looking for food, children to recruit and worse. Other dangers await her from within her own community.
ISBN 9781743312469
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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96461
Shake a leg
When three young boys go to a pizza parlour and meet an Aboriginal chef who can speak Italian and make a deadly pizza, they're in for a surprise, learning about aboriginal culture in a light-hearted and humorous manner with eye-catching graphic novel style illustrations.
ISBN 9781741758900
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Pryor, Boori Monty & Ormerod, Jan
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Shakespeare stories
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 Shakespeare stories (12 books)
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
19991
Shaolin tiger
Sensei and his students from the Cockroach Ryu (school) travel by sea from Japan to China to give aid to the Shaolin Monks. The boat's captain is drowned and Yoshi, who tried to save him, is left troubled. In China, one of Sensei's past students, Qing-Shen, is determined to gain retribution for Sensei's broken promise. The Little Cockroaches must protect Sensei by outsmarting Qing-Shen.
ISBN 9781921150906
Series Samurai kids series (3 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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12329
Shape game, The
A family reluctantly visits an art gallery but, one by one, each member is enthralled by a different picture in the gallery and transported into an imaginative and colourful world.
ISBN 9780552546966
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Browne, Anthony
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7151
Shape, The
Julia's life is overshadowed by the death of her little sister. From her forbidden treehouse, Julia can see everything and she hides secret treasures there. In her house, there are secrets too but Julia can't figure them out by herself.
ISBN 9781865083537
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Bates, Dianne & Rippon, Sally (ill)
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76189
Shark bait
Sam is at the Great Barrier Reef when he and a young Japanese tourist are swept off a coral shelf by a freak wave. Before they know it, a strong current has pushed them out into open water and danger.
ISBN 9780143302216
Series Extreme adventures series (3 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
31141
Shark book: fish with attitude, The
Sharks have been around since before the dinosaurs and there are more than 370 types of sharks in the world. Some are ferocious and others are just plain shy. Beautiful photographs and detailed information reveal the majesty of the shark and why many varieties are protected.
ISBN 9781742030128
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Norman, Mark
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68338
Sharks - monsters or misunderstood
We all know that sharks can be dangerous but find out whether they are as bad as they seem.
ISBN 9781865048888
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie
No book cover.
352
Sharon, keep your hair on
This is an illustrated, rhyming book with modern language and scenarios in which Sharon is marrying Jase and moving into his shed which is not quite big enough. Jase has an interesting solution to the problem.
ISBN 9780091831608
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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18436
She's all that: poems about girls
Diverse poems for girls bringing together some modern verse and some nostalgic classics. Moving and uplifting, these poems will help girls to find their place in the world.
ISBN 9780753411346
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Hollyer, Belinda
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Sheep-pig, The
A piglet becomes famous after being adopted and trained as a sheep dog.
ISBN 9780141316000
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
King-Smith, Dick
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76520
Shielding the truth
Sneaking out leads to serious complications when Sam witnesses something on the way home from the match that is somehow tied up with the Salamanders football team and the missing Fogherty Shield.
ISBN 9780207200526
Series Legends (including Anniversary & League of) series (19 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Panckridge, Michael
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3956
Shifting sands, The
The time has come to seek the fourth gem, kept jealously by an unknown guardian in a barren wasteland. Separation, confusion and strange, terrible enemies await the three heroes in the harsh landscape of the Shifting Sands.
ISBN 9781741697742
Series Deltora Quest series (4 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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11961
Shipwreck
This is a spectacular and informative guide to some of the world's most significant shipwrecks. Includes full-colour photographs of submerged wrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.
ISBN 9780751361070
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1997
Platt, Richard & Wilson, Alex & Chambers, Tina (phot)
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98108
Shipwreck, sailors & 60,000 years: 1770 and all that happened before then
The Indigenous people of Australia lived here for tens of thousands of years, surviving an ice age and ancient global warming. They saw oceans sink and rise and watched mega-beasts disappear. Theirs is the oldest civilisation in the world. Along came the Dutch, the Portuguese and then the British and things were never the same again.
ISBN 9781741693133
Series Fair dinkum series (1 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
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32907
Shocking trouble on the planet of Shobble
The Space Brigade are on an incredible journey that will take them across infested rivers, snowy swamplands and frozen seas. Along the way they'll learn new skills, make new friends - and they might just change the planet of Shobble's history forever.
ISBN 9780330424707
Series Space brigade (3 of 2)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
15157
Shoes news
A quirky history of shoes interwoven with historical events.
ISBN 9780734405159
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Grantford, Jacqui
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18700
Shooting star, The
Jelly Jackson and her netball team are the clear favourites to win the League Final when their competition is cancelled due to a council ban on competitive sports. They embark on a campaign to convince the community this is a mistake.
ISBN 9781843625605
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Impey, Rose
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15160
Short and incredibly happy life of Riley, The
Riley's life is short but happy as he revels in the moment and has no need of material possessions.
ISBN 9780734408068
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Thompson, Colin & Lissiat, Amy (ill)
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3969
Shrek: the novel
A contemporary fairy tale of a monster from the swamp.
ISBN 9780141312491
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Weiss, Ellen
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354
Shrinking of Treehorn, The
Treehorn has a problem. He is shrinking but his parents don't seem to notice.
ISBN 9780823401895
Publisher Holiday House, 1992
Heide, Florence Parry & Gorey, Edward (ill)
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Side by side in the beginning
One hundred years ago, AFL football was quite different. Footy grounds were rough and muddy, and the game was characterised by long, passing kicks. Jumpers were canvas cotton vests, laced up the centre, and shorts were long and worn with long socks. Caps and hats were often worn. These were tough times of war and depression. But, from the very beginning, Collingwood Football Club wanted to win.
ISBN 9780980794809
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd,
Topics / Australian Author /
McMullin, N & Walters, Ainsley
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Side by side shoulder to shoulder
It's 1935 and Tom is off with Grandpa to watch his favourite team at footy training. As they walk through the gates of Victoria Park, his grandfather removes his black and white Collingwood scarf and gives it to Tom. This scarf has been passed down through generations of Collingwood supporters.
ISBN 9780980794823
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McMullin, N & Walters, Ainsley (ill)
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3979
Sign of the seahorse, The
An aquatic, colourful gangster tale with a cautionary moral that greed is bad.
ISBN 9780140563870
Publisher Puffin USA, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Base, Graeme
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Significant people in Australia's history
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Significant people in Australia's history (9 books)
Barrett, Rees
No book cover.
17448
Silk & venom
Love them or hate them, spiders are feared and misunderstood by many. Join Greta Binford, a biology professor and arachnologist, on a trek to the Caribbean in search of the elusive Loxosceles, a deadly recluse spider. The DNA in its venom may hold the answer to many scientific questions. Amazing photographs will get you up close and personal with many spiders.
ISBN 9780763642228
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
Lasky, Kathryn & Knight, C G (photo)
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21024
Silver brumbies of the south
Lightning, Thowra's second foal out of Golden is two years old, so Thowra takes him south to find a kingdom of his own. With them goes Baringa, Kunama's and Tambo's yearling colt. Despite Lightning's obvious beauty, it is Baringa that wins the heart of the most beautiful filly of Quambat flat, Dawn. Baringa will have to use all of his cunning and all he has been taught to keep Dawn.
ISBN 9781743097878
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1965
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
No book cover.
44023
Silver brumby kingdom
Baringa, grandson of the mighty silver brumby, was frantic. The rain fell in heavy sheets, changing the river into a raging torrent. Dawn, his lovely cream filly, had been swept away in the force of the current.
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1966
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
No book cover.
77833
Silver brumby's daughter, The
Thowra's speed and courage have always saved him from the men who want to capture him but now the men come on skis, quickly and silently over the mountain range. This time, they know the legendary silver stallion has a daughter, a beautiful, highly prized, sliver brumby, and the brumby hunters are determined to capture her, no matter what it takes.
ISBN 9780207197376
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1960
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
No book cover.
3985
Silver brumby, The
Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, is king of the brumbies. He will defend his herd from the mighty horse, The Brolga, in the most savage of struggles. Thowra also needs his speed and cunning to save the herd from capture by man.
ISBN 9780207198625
Series Silver brumby, The series (4 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Mitchell, Elyne
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Silver chair, The
Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil witch.
ISBN 9780064471091
Series Chronicles of Narnia (4 of 7)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2002
Lewis, C S
No book cover.
15395
Silver donkey, The
A blind soldier, who has deserted from the war, wants to return to England to see his brother before he dies. Two young girls befriend him. The soldier shares four stories about donkeys throughout history that have been brave, kind and trustworthy.
ISBN 9780670042401
Publisher Viking Children's, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Hartnett, Sonya
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6211
Silver door, The
Rye risks everything to save his brothers and the city of Weld. He and Sonia are determined to find and destroy the enemy, after barely escaping from the world beyond the golden door, but they won't give up, their quest must continue.
ISBN 9781862919136
Series Three Doors Trilogy (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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96838
Silver swan, The
After her adventures as a pirate, Lily Swann finds life ashore very dull. So, when Napoleon's siege threatens Malta, and her father prepares to leave his family again, Lily seizes her chance. Lily, her mother and her younger brother find themselves in the thick of a daring scheme to save Malta but things don't go according to plan, and once again Lily has to face her nemesis, Captain Diablo.
ISBN 9781869505875
Series Swashbuckler trilogy, The (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Gardiner, Kelly
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12440
Simpson and Duffy
This is one of the many stories about Simpson and his donkey which has been especially written and illustrated for younger readers.
ISBN 9780957795747
Publisher ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee QLD Incorporated, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Small, Mary & Kasepuu, Ester (ill)
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Singing ape, The
Caruso, the singing gibbon, has been sneaking out of his cage at night, and Colt thinks he knows why. Ever since he joined the Lost World Circus, he's been able to do all kinds of impossible things. He can understand animals, pick up an elephant and catch a helicopter. But is Colt strong enough to face what happens when he tries to set Caruso free.
ISBN 9780143307273
Series Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014 (2 of 4)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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4008
Singing hat, The
When a bird makes its nest on Colin Jenkin's head, his gentle and courteous acceptance redefines his life.
ISBN 9780141313207
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2002
Riddle, Tohby
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29957
Single shard, A
Tree-ear has a dream. He has watched the master potter, Min, take a lump of clay and shape it into a thing of beauty. Tree-ear wants to perform the miracle too. But, an orphan like Tree-ear can't just walk up to a master potter and ask him to teach his craft. Tree-ear must prove he is worthy so he asks if he can work for him, without pay. Tree-ear has taken his first step but realising a dream can be very hard.
ISBN 9780702239373
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2012
Park, Linda Sue
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31862
Sir Katherine
When Katherine's parents die of the plague, her grandmother decides it would be safer to raise her as a boy. Little do they know that 'Kit' will be made a knight of King Arthur's court and sent on a dangerous quest to rescue one of the Queen's maidens from a dragon.
ISBN 9780143302841
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Brooksbank, Anne
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15159
Sister chick
The journey of a curlew in its migration from Siberia to Australia and a journey of a child from silence to speech.
ISBN 9781865089867
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
McDonald, Meme
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9243
Sister Madge's book of nuns
An hilarious and irreverent account of convent life, told in cheeky verse.
ISBN 9781862910577
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
MacLeod, Doug & Smith, Craig (ill)
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14793
Sister of the south, The
Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have defeated three of the four sisters left by the evil Shadow Lord to weaken and defeat Deltora. Now they face their biggest challenge yet, the Sister of the South.
ISBN 9780439633765
Series Dragons of Deltora series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
Sisters Grimm series
This Sisters Grimm are a welcome addition to the family of literary girl sleuths, and their stories, filled with hilarious fairy-tale twists, are sure to enchant. 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 Sisters Grimm series (7 books)
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
358
Sixth worry doll, The
A story reflecting the experience of immigration.
ISBN 9781863887465
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Dwyer, Christina
No book cover.
9290
Skateboarding
A book for skateboarding enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979041
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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8768
Skateboarding: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms, this book shows you the techniques of skateboarding, the equipment and the right gear to wear.
ISBN 9781844430918
Publisher Raintree, 2003
Powell, Ben
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359
Skating on sand
Being the youngest of three girls, Hannah often feels left out, especially when she so desperately wants to learn how to skate.
ISBN 9780140371611
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleeson, Libby
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15326
Skeleton
Be an eyewitness to all types of skeletons, whether you want to find out about the smallest bone in the human body or how many toes a horse has.
ISBN 9780751347364
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Parker, Steve
No book cover.
Skinny mysteries 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 Skinny mysteries series (6 books)
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
No book cover.
120068
Skull alphabet book, The
To call it an alphabet book is really misleading. It is a science book and a remarkable study of mammal skulls. For each letter of the alphabet, the reader has to identify, by learning functions of facial bones and teeth, the skull of the mammal.
ISBN 9780881069150
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing, 2002
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Pallotta, Jerry & Masiello, Ralph (ill)
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21737
Sky wars
This is BB005's first special MetaBook mission. MetaBooks contain multiple battles over long periods of time, and nobody has ever explored one before. In this mission, BB005 will be flying blind. There'll be no contact with the outside world, and no instruction manual.
ISBN 9780330404006
Series Battle boy (12 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
55178
Slightly skewed life of Toby Chrysler, The
Toby Chrysler's mum has been missing for more than a month. His new friend, Ginger, has lost her dad. And everyone is looking for Toby. An abandoned red shoe and some map coordinates help them in their search for their parents.
ISBN 9780975074244
Publisher Celapene Press, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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111152
Slime world
Mardi must be saved from the slimy prince of Pliskor. His friends had better find him.
ISBN 9781420211788
Series Out of this world series (15 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul & Lin, Matt (ill)
No book cover.
13355
Slippery slope, The
In the Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet search for their sister Sunny who has been kidnapped by Count Olaf. The two groups are searching for the last safe place.
ISBN 9780064410137
Series Series of unfortunate events (10 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
8937
Small change for Stuart
When ten year old Stuart moves to a new town at the beginning of the summer holidays, he expects to be bored. Soon, he is drawn into an intriguing adventure when he discovers his missing great uncle was an inventor and magician, who has left him the contents of his workshop, should he ever find it. There are clues and puzzles to solve but what starts as fun ends up as danger.
ISBN 9780385618007
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Evans, Lissa
No book cover.
50129
Smarty-cat
Barry is more than just clever. He's a talking cat, a TV star and a quiz show champion. Barry is a cat in a million, a real smarty-cat.
ISBN 9780143302537
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Dawe, Bruce
No book cover.
361
Smith
Smith is a twelve year old pickpocket who finds himself involved in murder, suspense and the London underworld.
ISBN 9780374467623
Publisher Sunburst, 2000
Garfield, Leon
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Smooch and Rose
When Rose and Gran save a baby koala from a pack of blood-hungry dogs, Rose is so happy - caring for bush babies is her dream. But things change for the worse when Gran gets a letter from the bank. Then Uncle Malcolm mentions bulldozers and Rose realises it's not just her that's at stake.
ISBN 9780702249860
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Wheeler, Samantha
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49475
Snakes alive
Snakes are fascinating creatures. Find out how they live, mate, move and eat. Take a look at the different types of snakes all over the world, and their bizarre and peculiar habits. Explore the slithery world of snakes.
ISBN 9781865048819
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Savage, Andrea
No book cover.
16091
Snakes, lizards, crocs and turtles of Australia
Well-presented factual information and stunning photographs about Australian reptiles. Includes a comprehensive glossary, a quiz section and suggested books to read and web sites to view for further information.
ISBN 9781921073014
Publisher New Holland Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Wilson, Steve
No book cover.
18422
Snapshot
Victor has a new state of the art digital camera. He can't wait to try it out but taking a photo can change your life. Victor gets more than he bargained for.
ISBN 9781842993477
Publisher Barrington Stoke, 2005
Swindells, Robert
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5798
Snooping snoopalot
Harry Harvard and Jesse Harrison have a major problem. Their friend Rocky Rockman's prehistoric pet bird is living in Average Park and tourists are coming from all around the world just to see him.
ISBN 9781420277579
Series Get real series (8 of 10)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Kettle, Phil & Webb, Melissa (ill)
No book cover.
4077
Snow goose, The
A beautiful classic set in a tragic war. The tale of a hunchbacked artist, a girl and a wounded bird that culminates in a courageous act at Dunkirk.
ISBN 9780140299526
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Gallico, Paul
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12946
Snow: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, snow jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about sports in the snow.
ISBN 9780732964580
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
No book cover.
9291
Snowboarding
A book for snowboarding enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979065
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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93669
So you want to be an astronaut
Discover what it takes to be selected and trained for this special job. Maybe it will be you one day who soars into space.
ISBN 9781865048765
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
No book cover.
15140
So you want to write fiction
A useful overview of the process of writing for aspiring writers. Excerpts from books and helpful addresses and websites are included.
ISBN 9780750236478
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Bradman, Tony
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79395
Soccer camp
The Team is excited to be going to Soccer Camp. They are a little nervous to be playing against the best of the best. They are even more nervous that they will be sent home if anyone finds out that Mark 1 is a robot.
ISBN 9781877003455
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2004
Bedford, David & Brumpton, Keith (ill)
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365
Soccer: great moments, great players in world football
Written by a keen fan of the sport, this book highlights some of the key aspects of soccer, its followers and players.
ISBN 9781864480856
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Lovelock, Damien
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1277
Solid rock: sacred ground
This song was one of the first songs of its type to touch on the subject of Aboriginal rights in Australia. Beautiful illustrations by the school children from Mutujulu, near Uluru, Australia.
ISBN 9780980564327
Publisher One Day Hill Pty Ltd, 2010
Howard, Shane & Mutijulu, Kaltukatjara and Imanpu children (ill) & Hudson, Peter (ill)
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16511
Someday Angeline
Angeline's mum died a long time ago and her father works on a garbage truck so he can send her to college. Angeline is a genius but works out that people will only like her if she pretends not to be.
ISBN 9780747587231
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2005
Sachar, Louis
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370
Something's fishy, Hazel Green
Hazel is the junior detective who has to find the lobster thief and retrieve the stolen lobsters for her friend, the fishmonger.
ISBN 9781865082578
Series Hazel Green series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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1249

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Song for a scarlet runner
When young Peat is blamed for bringing misfortune to the local settlement, she flees to the marshes. There she is caught by a marsh auntie whose trade is stories that act as gateways, and Peat finds herself trapped in somebody else's life-and-death bargain.
ISBN 9781743313589
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Julie
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19214
Song of the dove
The compelling story of the Italian composer Bellini's rise to fame and his forbidden love.
ISBN 9781921529245
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Broome, Errol & Kretschmar, Sonia (ill)
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98778
Songlines and stone axes
Magical pearl-shell pendants, greenstone axe-heads, belts made of human hair, outriggers for canoes, songs and dances, body paint, feathers, extra strong glue, cloaks made of 80 possum skins sewn with kangaroo sinew were traded around Australia before white settlement. All this happened without money until the Macassans and then the Europeans arrived.
ISBN 9781741750027
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
NIcholson, John
No book cover.
13656
Sophie's secret war: a Second World War girl's diary, 1939-1940
Sophie has an important but terrifying role to play in the Second World War. As a citizen of France during German occupation, her youth and frequent bike rides to visit other towns enable her to pass messages under the enemy's nose. She becomes deeply involved in the French resistance and a daring plan to save a young Scottish soldier.
ISBN 9781407108650
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Atkins, Jill
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Space brigade
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 Space brigade (2 books)
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
4123
Space games
Multicultural science fiction about Johnny, who joins a team of cadets chosen to combat an alien force that threatens the world.
ISBN 9780734402738
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Mick
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4126
Space pirates on Callisto
A sequel to, The cafe on Callisto, in which things go wrong on a camping holiday to the planet, Callisto, where everyone is happy and food is unashamedly revered.
ISBN 9780864614209
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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18475
Space robots
Robots are making it onto Mars and space stations. Explore space with robots.
ISBN 9781420205534
Series Robots and robotics series (5 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
34887
Space stations: cities of the future
Imagine how your life would be if you lived on a space station. See how space stations are assembled and how astronauts work and relax on board.
ISBN 9781865048796
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Bancks, Tristan
No book cover.
111121
Space-skipper
All the kids on space station Nova are mad about three-D. Luke wants to join the team but doesn't know how.
ISBN 9781420218657
Series Out of this world series (5 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
No book cover.
5619
Spaced out
Centuria, a planet full of new technology and fascinating inventions. A great place for Jesse to spend his two hundred and fifty space credits that he's brought with him from Earth. But, when he rescues a human-like robot boy, Jesse must go deep into the Farlands around the city to help Michael find his family. Jesse wonders if he will be able to get back to Earth.
ISBN 9781921529917
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Simons, Moya
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15076
Spaceman Bill
When Spaceman Bill lands in Sydney, supposedly from the future, he causes a sensation. Bill may not be what he appears to be.
ISBN 9781877073151
Publisher Word Weavers Press, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Kelleher, Victor & Smith, Craig (ill)
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80195
Spartacus and his glorious gladiators
Spartacus, the gladiator who fought for and against the Romans, had a life full of surprises. Learn about the Roman Empire and Spartacus's story from amassing an army inside a volcano to the crucifixion of six thousand slaves.
ISBN 9780439981873
Series Dead famous (2 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Brown, Toby & Goddard, Clive (ill)
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80200
Spartan Hoplites, The
Find out about the ancient Greek state of Sparta and the bloody battles of soldiers in the Spartan army. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
ISBN 9781420267891
Series Ancient and Medieval people series (6 books)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
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109697
Special effects
Movies show us places and creatures that only exist in our wildest dreams. From terrifying monsters to galaxies far beyond the reaches of our own, come behind the scenes and discover the secrets of this movie magic.
ISBN 9781865047614
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
No book cover.
4134
Specky Magee
Specky Magee is mad about Australian Rules Football, but nobody comes to see him play. He finds a photo of himself as a baby in footy gear and thinks that he might be adopted. Now he is off to find his father.
ISBN 9780207198298
Series Specky Magee series (1 of 8)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
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58225
Specky Magee and a legend in the making
Specky Magee wonders whether Robbo and Danny will ever talk to him again, what could possibly scare the Great McCarthy and what is Screamer up to now.
ISBN 9780143301899
Series Specky Magee series (5 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
81514
Specky Magee and the battle of the young guns
As Specky battles it out in the state carnival for a chance to play on the hallowed MCG turf, back at school he has a fight on his hands just to be allowed to play with his beloved Booyong Lions. And when his long-lost grandpa comes to visit, it's all-out war at home as well. Specky's loyalty to his friends, his team and to AFL will be tested like never before.
ISBN 9780143304661
Series Specky Magee series (7 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
78148
Specky Magee and the best of Oz
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules football, against Ireland in a two-test competition. The team is the best that Australia has but the pressure is on, with a new set of rules to learn and skills to perfect with the round ball. Specky has some serious decisions to make about his future before he returns home.
ISBN 9780143304678
Series Specky Magee series (8 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
15080
Specky Magee and the boots of glory
Thirteen year old Simon 'Specky' Magee is mad about Australian Rules Football. He is known for his Speck-tacular marking ability and goal kicking. Specky's change of school leads to divided loyalties in a sport where that is not tolerated.
ISBN 9780143301882
Series Specky Magee series (4 of 8)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
12363
Specky Magee and the great footy contest
Thirteen year old Simon 'Specky' Magee is mad about Australian Rules Football. He is known for his Speck-tacular marking ability and goal kicking. A popular television show runs a nationwide contest to find a great footy champion.
ISBN 9780143300618
Series Specky Magee series (2 of 8)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
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13270
Specky Magee and the season of champions
Thirteen year old Simon 'Specky' Magee is mad about Australian Rules Football. He is known for his Speck-tacular marking ability and goal kicking. The Booyong High Lions return for the second half of the season but Specky finds himself sidelined.
ISBN 9780143300625
Series Specky Magee series (3 of 8)
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
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112004
Specky Magee and the spirit of the game
Specky can't wait to get to the country and have the chance to play grassroots football for the first time against adults. But more is at stake than the outcome of just one game.
ISBN 9780143303015
Series Specky Magee series (6 of 8)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
Specky Magee 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 Specky Magee series (8 books)
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
592
Spectacular science and technology - temporarily unavailable
Series Newspaper (5 of 5)
Various
No book cover.
10026
Spider and the fly, The
The spider entices the fly to come on inside. The fly is not convinced but flattery is so hard to ignore.
ISBN 9781743478172
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Howitt, Mary & Diterlizzi, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
80496
Spider bite
When Sam's twin brothers are carried off in a runaway hot-air balloon, Sam tries to save them, only to end up trapped himself. What starts as a joyride turns into a life and death struggle when Jordan is bitten by a funnel-web spider.
ISBN 9780143303046
Series Extreme adventures series (5 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
66585
Spiderlings and their families
Spiderlings are baby spiders. This is a lavishly illustrated and factually accurate book about spiders and their families that is both fascinating and just a little bit creepy - in the nicest possible way.
ISBN 9781921346439
Publisher Brolly Books, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Calabrisello, Antonio & Turner, Nadia (ill)
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Spiderwick chronicles, The
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Spiderwick chronicles, The (5 books)
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
12452
Spook's shack
Deep in the bush, Finn discovers an old, deserted shack. When a dog growls and a gravely voice snarls, Finn's hair stands up like bristles on a brush. But, there are greater dangers for this beautiful, bushland environment.
ISBN 9781865086453
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Orr, Wendy & Millard, Kerry (ill)
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375
Spooner or later
Picture puzzles and humorous drawings highlight this book of word games and spoonerisms.
ISBN 9780140543629
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Jennings, Paul & Greenwood, Ted & Denton, Terry
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9939
Spy
Discover the world of espionage, from the tools of the early spymaster to the electronic surveillance of today.
ISBN 9780751360769
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1996
Platt, Richard & Dann, Geoff & Gorton, Steve (phot)
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81330
Spying game, The
Pssst, find out what it takes to be a spy, about real spies and spy work.
ISBN 9781865047706
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Patton, Geoff
No book cover.
9401
Stage fright: plays based on the stories of Paul Jennings
Scripts for the stage adaptations of four of Paul Jennings' popular stories.
ISBN 9780140376913
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Tulloch, Richard & Jennings, Paul
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859
Star
Star and her mum used to manage. Now mum's old friend Charlie has moved in and life is topsy-turvy. Star knows she wants a horse and needs a new best friend. But how is that going to happen when no one is listening to her?
ISBN 9781862919815
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Bateson, Catherine
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7824
Star jumps
Ruby's family and the dairy farm are struggling through the drought. Life isn't easy, but Ruby is determined to do her own bit to help save her family and the farm.
ISBN 9781921150722
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Marwood, Lorraine
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Star League 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 Star League series (8 books)
Various
No book cover.
6061
Star League, Ninja cove, The
Asuka is finding the constant attention of being a movie star a real drain. So, when all the ninja clans are called to a secret location, Asuka welcomes the chance to relax with her fellow ninjas, out of the way of prying eyes. But, when she learns what the meeting is really about, relaxing is the last thing on Asuka's mind. It seems the ninjas are uniting against one common enemy, the Star League.
ISBN 9781864718690
Series Star League series (4 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
4671
Star League: Box office smash
The Star League are at the premiere for one of their films when Professor Pestilence's henchmen kidnap producer, Ben Beaumont. Before the Star League can act, six mysterious figures show up and challenge them. They are the Shadow Six, six kids with superpowers and they're not in the mood to make friends. To save Ben, Star League must defeat the Shadow Six and another mysterious villain.
ISBN 9781864718720
Series Star League series (7 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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1016
Star League: Curse of the werewolf
Connor's having trouble fitting in with the rest of the Star League and when the group suspects a werewolf might be behind a savage attack, it only makes matters worse. As they search for the attacker's trail, they discover that the mystery werewolf may not be what he seems, and that his evil scheme may rob Connor of the very thing that makes him who he is.
ISBN 9781864718676
Series Star League series (2 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
3003
Star League: Final cut, The
The Star League are defenceless when the Shadow Six use the Shadow Shards to steal their powers. The team must retrieve these shards in order to get their talents back but not before they uncover the real identity of their arch-enemy, Professor Pestilence.
ISBN 9781864718737
Series Star League series (8 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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3600
Star League: Lights, camera, action hero
When Jay is invited to audition for his favourite director, Ben Beaumont, he is overjoyed. But, things are not as they seem. When someone close to him is kidnapped, Jay knows he has no choice. He must step up to head the team.
ISBN 9781864718669
Series Star League series (1 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
4533
Star League: Monkey business
Le Nice Pets is all the rage among the rich and famous. Aunt Petunia promises to turn your misbehaving pets into perfect angels. But, Leigh suspects something's not right and, when animals go missing, it's time for the Star League to step in. But, the closer they get to finding the missing animals, the more dangerous it becomes for those close to Leigh.
ISBN 9781864718706
Series Star League series (5 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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4097
Star League: Raising the dead
Roger is having a great time in the Star League, pulling pranks on his friends. But, when someone steals formulas for his magic potions, it's no joke. Roger needs those potions to survive. He must fight an ancient evil to get back his potions before they're used to raise an army of mummies.
ISBN 9781864718683
Series Star League series (3 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
4534
Star League: Robot reboot
Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth but there are lots of things he doesn't quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer of help, a computer chip that will make him more like a normal kid. But, the chip is encoded with more than just emotions and, soon, Sam finds himself being controlled by an old enemy and obeying orders.
ISBN 9781864718713
Series Star League series (6 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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10759
Star of the show
Aimee is tired of playing second fiddle to Serena Sweetmay, who it seems, can do no wrong and is great at everything. Aimee is determined to outdo Serena when her class is asked to present the school Christmas play.
ISBN 9780702235795
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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19230
Star, The
Marion, a wooden doll, has her loyal friends, Harley, and Polka, the dog. Marion longs for adventure and is lured by the world of glamour and fame. She becomes a glamorous Star but learns, painfully, that stardom has a use-by-date.
ISBN 9781876462925
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Marshall, Felicity
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2341
Staring owl, The
Owl began staring as soon as he was born. He makes people feel uneasy with his staring and begins to feel like a weirdo, so he sets out to find somewhere where he feels comfortable being a starer.
ISBN 9781862919112
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2010
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Edwards, Luke
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66220
Stars
Find out how stars form, what Blue giants are, how stars are studied. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about stars and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211955
Series New Solar System, The (12 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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526
Starship Q
After initial mistrust, Jackson, a human boy, joins forces with young, telepathic aliens, Iyaki and Aari, to overcome a mutiny aboard a starship. A fun-packed, fast-paced, courageous adventure to save the imprisoned crew results.
ISBN 9780732992200
Publisher MacMillan, 2004
Alexander, Goldie & Hamill, Dion
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378
Staying alive in year 5
Mr Murlin is not an ordinary teacher. His rules are amazing, like eating chocolate in class is compulsory. Johnny and Max love being in his class but still get into lots of scrapes. Contains language and actions that may offend some readers.
ISBN 9780330358842
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John
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8911
Steam, steel and speed
Find out how steam power changed Australia. You can read about paddle steamers trading up and down the nation's waterways, steam-powered factories churning out everything from biscuits to iron ships, new railways slashing travel times and all kinds of new jobs for fettlers and firemen, puddlers and pumpers, barge-masters and billy-boys.
ISBN 9781741750461
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Nicholson, John
No book cover.
12413
Stella by the sea
Stella wants a private property that she can call her own, a cubbyhouse with an ocean view. A little advertisement in the newspaper changes her life.
ISBN 9780143300663
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2003
Starke, Ruth
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8008
Stephen's music
When Stephen first hears the sound of the flute his whole world changes. He knows he must have one in his life but he must convince his parents first.
ISBN 9780734410160
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Laguna, Sofie & Pignataro, Anna
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30306
Sting
Ziggy's not your average bee in a box. He does not fit in with the honey bees in his hive. He knows that he is different and is determined to find out why. His decision to leave Bee City leads Ziggy into danger and new friendships. Share Ziggy's exciting adventure and find out a lot more about bees, too.
ISBN 9781921150890
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Huber, Raymond
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382
Stinky cheese man and other fairly stupid tales, The
In this collection of traditional stories, the retelling does not resemble the original tales at all. The humour in this book is in its unusual design.
ISBN 9780140548969
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Scieszka, Jon & Smith, Lane (ill)
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44093
Stinky Ferret and the JJs
Adrian hates ferrets. He thinks they're boring and ugly and stinky. So, when it's his turn to take home Ferret, the classroom pet, Adrian knows he's in for a bad weekend.
ISBN 9780143303978
Series Aussie chomps (17 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Lemon-Scott, Candice
No book cover.
9251
Stone swan, The
A pair of black swans, separated from their flock, is forced to nest alone in shrinking wetlands where they face unknown dangers in changing and increasingly hostile conditions.
ISBN 9781876615017
Publisher Benchmark, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Bell, Helen
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Stopwatch series
Adventurous, humorous series for 3-4. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Stopwatch series (4 books)
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
No book cover.
7920
Stopwatch: the land of Dragonay
No sooner had Tom come back from his last mission, than Grandpa sends him on the next. Grandpa has discovered a dragon egg about to hatch. Tom, Bilby and Mother Bird, head to Dragonay, taking the egg with them but the residents of Dragonay don't trust humans and all the dragons have disappeared.
ISBN 9781921529337
Series Stopwatch series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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4342
Stopwatch: the land of Kur
A stopwatch has sixty thin black lines, each marking off the seconds in a minute. But in grandfathers' stopwatch they are also gateways to different worlds. Tom just can't wait to borrow it. He soon finds himself sucked into a very different world indeed, a world of monsters and warfare.
ISBN 9781921150777
Series Stopwatch series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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30963
Stopwatch: the land of Leevan
Tom and Bilby soon discover that although Leevan seems like a fun-filled land, this world is in danger after someone poisoned the creeks and rivers.
ISBN 9781921529344
Series Stopwatch series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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44248
Stopwatch: the land of Mirthful
At his grandfather's request, Tom and Bilby, are sent to save the Land of Mirthful. Tom is welcomed by the grumpy Queen Mavis, who threatens anyone who laughs with the punishment of death. But she is not the rightful ruler of the Land of Mirthful and without a proper queen their world as they know it is doomed.
ISBN 9781921150784
Series Stopwatch series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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120065
Stories from the billabong
Ten Aboriginal dreaming stories of the Yorta-Yorta people, with beautiful illustrations and information about the animals.
ISBN 9781845077044
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Marshall, James Vance
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4222
Stories to eat with a banana
Phredde is the phaery of grunge. She's tiny and ferocious, and when Phredde's around odd things can happen. Fun stories to read when your brain wants something light to munch on.
ISBN 9780207196836
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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4223
Stories to eat with a blood plum
Another light-hearted, but scary, bundle of stories where Prudence and her best friend, Phredde the phaery, have to escape a grey fleshed, zombie librarian tending her blood-starved books and other unmentionables such as giant slugs.
ISBN 9780207197710
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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4225
Stories to eat with a watermelon
Stories to Eat with a Watermelon is another bundle of stories about Prudence and her best friend, The Phaery Ethereal - Phredde for short.
ISBN 9780207197383
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
No book cover.
386
Storm boy
Storm Boy has a fascinating life along the seashore with his friend, Hideaway, and the pelican, Mr Percival.
ISBN 9781864367669
Publisher New Holland Australia, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Thiele, Colin
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70205
Stormy weather
From tornadoes to hurricanes and raining frogs, find out what happens when the weather gets wild. Learn about storms, why they occur and their impact on our lives.
ISBN 9781865047768
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Ramsden, Julie & Ramsden, Michael
No book cover.
4224
Story to eat with a mandarin, A
Prudence is invited by her father's distant werewolf cousins to their gloomy castle to hunt for some missing treasure. Phredde and Bruce accompany Prudence who is well aware that, if she fails, her father will have to take her place. The zombie librarian and the castle banshee makes a reappearance. This book is also known as 'Phredde and the temple of gloom'.
ISBN 9780207197819
Series Phredde series (12 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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387
Story of crow: a Nyul Nyul story, The
A traditional Aboriginal story about why crows are black and emus can't fly, written in Nyulnyul and in English.
ISBN 9780731617364
Publisher Magabala Books, 1990
Torres, Pat (storyteller)
No book cover.
9206
Story of King Arthur and his knights, The
Legends and heroic tales are the focus of these classic stories.
ISBN 9780451524881
Publisher Dover Publications, 1982
Pyle, Howard
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388
Story of the falling star, The
A retelling and recreation of the Paakantji people of the Darling River in New South Wales.
ISBN 9780855751999
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 1991
Topics / Australian Author /
Jones, Elsie
No book cover.
65442
Stranded
The bay was awash with stranded whales. Their high-pitched calls filled the air. Ben had to get help. Based on the true story of a town whose people saved 120 beached whales, Stranded is the story of one little whale, and the boy who risked his life to save it.
ISBN 9781742030975
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Ramage, Jan & Wilson, Mark (ill)
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Strangest adventures series
Millipop Klompet lives in stultifyingly boring Drabville, with her slightly offbeat family and spends her days longing for adventure. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Strangest adventures series (3 books)
Adornetto, Alexandra
No book cover.
12945
Streets: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. With action photographs, extreme facts, street jargon and a glossary of terms, this book tells you all you've ever wanted to know about sports on the streets.
ISBN 9780732964634
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
No book cover.
18517
Striker, The
Depicts the story of a soccer team and their quest to make the finals. A new player joins the team and suffers the taunts of others because he cannot speak English. He is a very proficient player and helps to achieve some victories on and off the field.
ISBN 9781741660869
Series Jasper Zammit series (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Abela, Deborah & Warren, Johnny
No book cover.
4257
Stuart Little
Mr and Mrs Little are delighted with their second son, even if he is a mouse. A fantasy about Stuart, the mouse, and his relationship with his human brother and parents.
ISBN 9780141305066
Publisher Penguin, 2000
White, E B
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1569
Stuck on history
Find out what fascinating things are trapped in the coloured squares that we stick on the corners of envelopes. Includes a timeline of events coinciding with stamp issues.
ISBN 9781742030333
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Miles, Chris
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5364
Stunt performers
Find out if you should be a stunt performer, working in movies and in the circus.
ISBN 9780732998134
Series Extreme jobs (5 of 6)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
9824
Submarines
Find out all about the different types of submarines, what they're used for and what it's like to live in one. Includes exciting photographs, diagrams and comic strips, plus fold-out pages that reveal the hidden workings of a submarine.
ISBN 9780746099612
Series Usborne beginners plus (5 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2011
Firth, Alex
No book cover.
77350
Sucked in
When Zainey, the brunt of class jokes, sells his prized bike to purchase a mysterious and magic eye, Dan decides to save Zainey from his own stupidity and this useless joke. The eye, however, is not joking. The eye is seriously after blood and it could be Zainey's or Dan's blood that it gets.
ISBN 9781921150623
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Parker, John
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78841
Sucked out
That creepy eyeball is on the loose again. It has left the back of Old Grimmo's head and is out for blood. Dan and Zainey have to try and capture it before the eyeball finds a new home.
ISBN 9781921529689
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Parker, John
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28389
Sun struck
The sun is the Earth's closest star. For centuries, the sun has been a source of mystery and wonder. Find out lots of information about the Sun and solar activity.
ISBN 9781865048871
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Richardson, Christopher
No book cover.
40058
Sun, The
Find out why the sun is so hot and big, how it relates to the seasons and why planets orbit the sun. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs about the sun and the solar system.
ISBN 9781420211962
Series New Solar System, The (13 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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21494
Sunny side up
Sunny Hathaway is eleven years old, an only child, an introvert, a dog lover and part-owner of Pizza-a-Go-Girl, home made pizza delivery service. And, one summer, everything and everyone in her life changes including one step-dad, two siblings, one best friend, one sworn enemy and one long lost grandmother.
ISBN 9781741752366
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Roberts, Marion
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14677
Super freak, The
Jacob John Smith, a student at Glenfield High School, is tired of getting into trouble and being pushed around by the school bully. When Jacob discovers that he has a special power, he wonders whether to use the power to be a superhero or a supervillian.
ISBN 9781921150142
Series The thing series (3 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Falkner, Brian
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12323
Super Jack
In the school holidays, Mum tells Jack and his annoying, younger sister, Samantha, that all the family are going on a holiday to the Gold Coast. Family means Nanna, sort-of-step dad Rob and his son, Leo, as well as Jack's friend, Anna.
ISBN 9780207199189
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Gervay, Susanne
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19169
Super soldier
Professor Perdu wants to try out her latest creation, the 2.2 metre tall super soldier, Tex. However, an accident in the Tome Tower means that a Battle Book has been sucked into another Battle Book. Together, BB005 and Tex must retrieve the missing Battle Book, before it falls into the wrong hands.
ISBN 9780330403993
Series Battle boy (11 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
4282
Superfudge
The family is moving, mum is going to have another baby and Peter's brother, Fudge, is a constant embarrassment. He learns how to ride a bike but not how to stop. He tries to sell his baby sister and calls his kindergarten teacher, Rat Face.
ISBN 9780330398169
Series Fudge series (3 of 5)
Publisher Pan Macmillan US, 1998
Blume, Judy
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11663
Surf: extreme sports
One of a series of books about extreme sports. All you've ever wanted to know about the sport of surfing with a glossary of terms and surf jargon, and extreme facts throughout the book.
ISBN 9780732964610
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Chapman, Garry
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67367
Surface tension
When Cassie and Liam start swimming at the lake, neither of them realises the dark secrets that lie beneath. As summer heats up, the water level gets lower and lower, and a shocking truth is slowly uncovered.
ISBN 9781921720284
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McKinlay, Meg
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20348
Surrealism for kids
The surrealists were a clever and cheeky bunch of artists and poets, who loved breaking the rules of art and finding new ways to look at the world. They enjoyed inventing and playing games with word and pictures. You can find out about the main surrealists and have fun at home playing some of their most surreal games and activities.
ISBN 9781921503344
Publisher Queensland Art Gallery, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Queensland Art Gallery
No book cover.
67362
Survival
We all hope that sinking ships, plane crashes, landmines, landslides and other terrible disasters never happens to us. Read about people who have lived to tell their tales.
ISBN 9781865047591
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
15347
Survival: life in earth's toughest habitats
Presented in a magazine style, this book provides excellent information about, and photographs of, animals who survive in various difficult habitats around the world.
ISBN 9780751339222
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Taylor, Barbara & Few, Roger (cons)
No book cover.
394
Swallows and Amazons
This series is for sailing and boating fans who love adventures on the water.
ISBN 9780099427339
Publisher Red Fox, 2001
Ransome, Arthur
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Swan kingdom, The
Alexandra is a princess, albeit by her own description, a very plain looking one. She lives happily with the Queen and her three talented brothers but less happily with her father, the King. After her mother is killed by a terrible beast, Alexandra is banished to stay with her aunt and her brothers are exiled. Alexandra must find the inner strength to oppose her step-mother, restore her brothers and, thereby, heal the land.
ISBN 9780744529272
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Marriott, Zoe
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Swan song
Mitch Bird, the son of a wildlife ranger, rescues and raises two pelican chicks and hatches a black swan from its abandoned nest. It is a struggle for Mitch to reproduce the natural environment for two pelicans and a black swan.
ISBN 9780734403254
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Thiele, Colin
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395
Swashbuckler
Peter's saviour from the school bullies is an unlikely hero dressed in a cape who speaks in old-fashioned English. An exciting, heart-warming story about bringing the truth out in people. A realistic stories with non-stop action.
ISBN 9780702228254
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Swashbuckler trilogy, The
Swashbuckling pirates and adventures on the high seas. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Swashbuckler trilogy, The (3 books)
Gardiner, Kelly
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Switchers
An Irish girl and her strange companion save the world from freak weather by using their ability to switch into animal forms.
ISBN 9780786813964
Publisher Apple, 1999
Thompson, Kate
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