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Sabriel
For many years, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But, her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing and, to find him, Sabriel must cross back into that treacherous world where monsters stalk and fear prevails.
ISBN 9781741750188
Series Old kingdom series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Nix, Garth
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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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Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
In the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima, Sadako's dying wish is to make one thousand paper cranes in accordance with the Japanese legend that says that the gods will grant the maker's wish to be well again.
ISBN 9781876289485
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Coerr, Eleanor
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Saffy's angel
Saffy feels like an outsider until her family's actions and efforts on her behalf make her feel very loved, in this, our first meeting with the delightful, Casson family children.
ISBN 9780340850800
Series Casson family series (1 of 5)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
McKay, Hilary
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Sailmaker
A fast-moving adventure story involving an escaped convict, bullying, boyish rivalries and ghosts. Joel struggles for self-control and self-confidence as he battles his own hyperactivity.
ISBN 9780702249723
Series Joel Billings series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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Salamandastron
Samkin, the squirrel, and Arula, the mole, must find Martin the Warrior's stolen sword or bad luck will continue to befall Redwall.
ISBN 9781862301412
Series Redwall series (5 of 17)
Publisher Red Fox, 2007
Jacques, Brian
No book cover.
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Salem witch
The friendship between two children is greatly tested during the witch hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Elizabeth is an independent thinker, frightened by what she sees as a mass deception sweeping her town. George, the son of one of the trial judges, sees things very differently. Both sides are presented.
ISBN 9780753413272
Series My side of the story series (3 of 6)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Hermes, Patricia
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Sally's story
The first part of Sally Morgan's My Place, presented as Sally's story of her school days, her family, growing up, going to university and trying to discover her place.
ISBN 9780949206787
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2003
Morgan, Sally
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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.
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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.
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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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Santa Claus in Baghdad and other stories about teens in the Arab world
Eight short stories that provide a window into the little known world of teenagers growing up in different parts of the Arab world, including Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
ISBN 9780253220042
Publisher Indiana University Press, 2008
Marston, Ella
No book cover.
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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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Sassycat: the night of the dead
Sassycat is lightning fast and beautiful but, so conceited. She places her human carer, Rebecca, in great danger of being possessed by evil ghosts. Sassycat must stop thwarting the local pets and become a team player to protect Rebecca.
ISBN 9781862916708
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Harland, Richard
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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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Savage, The: graphic novel
An extraordinary graphic novel that confronts raw grief visually and through the words of Blue Baker, devestated at the loss of his father and offended by the patronising support he is offered. Blue's grief is angry and violent and inconsolable. Strangely though Blue does find relief from his suffering and the record of his journey is here. Strong language and images used in context.
ISBN 9781406308150
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Graphic novels /
Almond, David
No book cover.
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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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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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Saving Abbie
Abbie is a very engaging, six year old, orphan orang-utan on the final leg of an odyssey that will see her reintroduced to her Kalamantan home.
ISBN 9780141307404
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Baillie, Allan
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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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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.
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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.
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Saving Rafael
In Germany, in World War II, Jenny's father is taken prisoner by the Americans and her brother is killed. When the mother of her Jewish friend, Rafael, is taken by the Gestapo Jenny's family hides him. The story traces the dangers facing Jenny and Rafael, and their eventual escape. Adult themes, violence, coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781842709184
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Wilson, Leslie
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Saving the world and other extreme sports
Max and her winged flock face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose to defeat a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race and terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel have always worked together but now they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, across the globe from one another so defeating the forces will be very difficult.
ISBN 9780316155601
Series Maximum ride series (3 of 5)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
No book cover.
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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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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.
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Scarecrow army: the Anzacs at Gallipoli
Part of the ANZAC story. Factual historical recollections are combined with a fiction to reveal the thoughts and feelings of the young soldiers and the horrendous conditions they endured and survived.
ISBN 9781876372606
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Davidson, Leon
No book cover.
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Scared
Three sinister stories with chilling twists, including Scared, where the countryside hates Gary as much as he hates it; A career in computer games, in which Kevin's computer seems to break all the rules, and Howard's end, that might be heaven or hell.
ISBN 9781841213705
Series Horowitz horror series (6 of 8)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Scatterbungle
Ella's school and the rest of the world are under attack, by Scatterbungle. The Magicals are being stripped of their powers and it is Ella's destiny as the Clearheart to stop the devastation.
ISBN 9781741696424
Series Flitterwig (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Cullen, Edrei
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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.
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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.
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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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School's out - forever
In a flying fight with the Erasers, Fang is injured so seriously that Max and the flock take him to hospital. With wings and avian DNA, it's obvious he's not a normal human and the FBI is called. The lead agent takes the flock home to her farm, where they live a normal life for the first time and begin to search for their birth parents. Then, everything falls apart and the flock of six face betrayal and extreme danger.
ISBN 9780446618892
Series Maximum ride series (2 of 5)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Patterson, James
No book cover.
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.
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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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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.
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Scorch trials, The
Solving the maze was supposed to be the end and Thomas was sure he would get his life back. But burned and baked, the earth is a wasteland and people are driven made by an infection knows as the flare and Thomas and the gladers must face another trial. Includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781906427795
Series Maze Runner series (2 of 4)
Publisher Chicken House, 2011
Dashner, James
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Scorpia
Alex Rider is determined to find out more about his father. He travels to Italy where he manages to infiltrate the world of Claudia Rothman - a member of the crime organization, Scorpia.
ISBN 9780744583236
Series Alex Rider series (5 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Scorpia rising
Alex Rider wants his life back. But, when you're the world's most successful spy, there's only one way out. One bullet. One life. The ends starts here.
ISBN 9781406333879
Series Alex Rider series (9 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Scorpion sting
Sam is caving in the desert when the roof collapses, trapping his brother. But when Sam reaches the cave exit, he meets a sea of huge, angry scorpions. That's just the first deadly obstacle he will have to face to save his brother.
ISBN 9780143302223
Series Extreme adventures series (4 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
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Scout
Life for Kit Lovell has not been easy. She never knew her father, a renowned sea captain who drowned after his ship sank. Kit's grandmother dies and she and her mother are evicted from their home in England. When Kit's mother agrees to marry a man she has never met, they embark on a treacherous and monotonous journey to the far flung colony of South Australia. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143204589
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Pluss, Nicole
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Scrimshaw
Young Nathan is taken hostage by Captain Graham and his pirates. Nathan must decide whether to succumb to pressure and join the murderous crew or fight for his freedom.
ISBN 9781741693386
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Anhar, Nazam
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Scrivener's moon
In a future land once known as Britain, nomad tribes are preparing to fight a terrifying enemy, the first-ever mobile city. Before London can launch itself, young engineer Fever Crumb must journey to the wastelands of the North. She seeks the ancient birthplace of the Scriven mutants. Fever finds a mysterious black pyramid with extraordinary secrets that will change her world forever.
ISBN 9781407115214
Series Fever Crumb (3 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Reeve, Philip
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Sea adventures
A collection of true maritime adventures across the seven seas with maps of the voyages. Contains the true life stories of danger, daring and saltwater including Francis Drake's first voyage across the Pacific Ocean.
ISBN 9780794521950
Series Usborne true stories series (16 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Brook, Henry
No book cover.
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Sea fever
Saul loves the water but his dad hates it. Saul's mum walked into the sea and drowned. Now Saul's dad has moved him far away and Saul yearns for the sea.
ISBN 9780237537289
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2008
Philip, Gillian
No book cover.
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Sea secrets
Young Zena and her Year 7 school friends investigate a mystery that seems to indicate the presence of abalone poachers in her coastal town, a declared marine sanctuary. When a new boy at school goes missing, events unravel and interlink, causing Zena to grow up fast. She gains new understanding of her parents, her friends, and herself.
ISBN 9780734409782
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Topics / Environment /
Wadds, Gillian M
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Sebastian Darke series
A swashbuckling, adventure series about an unlikely hero and a cast of crazy characters. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Sebastian Darke series (3 books)
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
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Sebastian Darke: prince of explorers
Sebastian, Max and Cornelius are searching for the legendary lost city of Mendip when they are attacked by the Gograth, armoured apelike beasts. Rescued by jungle girl Keera, they are taken to the Jilith, a primitive tribe of warriors, who are locked in a grim struggle for survival with the Gograth. Sebastian's arrival is foretold in an ancient prophesy that the elf-Lord will rid the Jilith of the curse of the Gograth forever.
ISBN 9780370329277
Series Sebastian Darke series (3 of 3)
Publisher Bodley Head, 2009
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
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Sebastian Darke: prince of fools
Sebastian Darke, the son of a human father and an elfish mother, has taken on his late father's job of jester, Prince of Fools. Trouble is, Sebastian can't tell a joke to save his life. He sets off for the fabled city of Keladon where he hopes to be appointed court jester to King Septimus. On the way, he encounters a tiny but powerful warrior called Cornelius, the beautiful Princess Kerin and blood-thirsty Brigands.
ISBN 9781862302518
Series Sebastian Darke series (1 of 3)
Publisher Bodley Head, 2007
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
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Sebastian Darke: prince of pirates
Sebastian and his friends are heading to the bustling port of Ramalat to embark on a perilous sea journey in search of the fabled lost treasure of Captain Calinestra. But, first, they must make it through the dark and mysterious forest of Geltane and survive an encounter with Leonora, a powerful enchantress with a magical hold over Sebastian's senses. Once there, they must battle humans, creatures and Nature.
ISBN 9781862302570
Series Sebastian Darke series (2 of 3)
Publisher Bodley Head, 2008
Caveney, Philip
No book cover.
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Second star to the right
Leslie is a normal, healthy, well-adjusted fourteen year old going to a good school. She has a great friend and her mother loves her to the moon and back. But, something is wrong and Leslie would be happy if only she was thinner. A very candid disclosure of the story of a young girl in the grip of anorexia nervosa, of the fight she had to conquer her problems and a subtle insight into her particular circumstances.
ISBN 9781406315493
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Hautzig, Deborah
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Secret adversary, The
Meet Tommy and Tuppence, two likeable 1920s' upper class detectives, in their globetrotting quest to locate their missing client and some very important papers. This is a devious plot that goes back to the sinking of the Lusitania. The story includes international intrigue, secret treaties, disguises and blackmail. Beautifully illustrated by Frank Leclercq.
ISBN 9780007274611
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2008
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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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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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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Secret missions
Somehow Scott, Rudy and AJ want to help the Halycrusians but they have slipped through the wrong portal. They don't even know which world have they landed in.
ISBN 9781420218701
Series Out of this world series (9 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Wong, Keira & Fong, Douglas (ill)
No book cover.
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Secret of Chimneys, The
Anthony Cade is looking for adventure and a bit of quick cash. The good-natured drifter accepts a messenger job from an old friend. It sounds perfectly simple to deliver the provocative memoirs of a recently deceased European count but the murder of someone shadowing Anthony leads to the discovery of dark deeds and terrible secrets at Chimneys, a rambling estate. Beautifully illustrated by Laurence Suhner.
ISBN 9780007250592
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2007
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
No book cover.
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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.
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Secret of the lonely isles, The
Jem's world has been turned upside down by a family crisis, and then it gets worse. Along comes Ella, Jem's great-aunt, who's also a solo round-the-world sailor. She decides that what Jem, his sister, Maddy, and brother, Tyler, need is a sea change. Seasickness isn't the only thing that Jem adds to his list of woes. He keeps having strange and troubling dreams, and someone is stalking them.
ISBN 9781741662528
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Van Os, Joanne
No book cover.
Secret series
It all starts with a magician and a mysterious box of vials. Investigating would be very dangerous. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Secret series (2 books)
Bosch, Pseudonymous
No book cover.
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Secret superhero, The
Colt Lawless has been performing superhuman acts all over town. To protect his secret identity, he and Birdy have come up with the ultimate disguise. Superclown - completely fearless and impossibly strong. But when he wrestles with an angry panther at a crowded school disco, it looks like Superclown's cover is blown already.
ISBN 9780143307280
Series Lost world circus series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 4)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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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.
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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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Secrets in the fire
Based on a true account of a young refugee girl's determination to overcome the loss of her legs in a Mozambique landmine accident. A deeply moving and unforgettable story.
ISBN 9781865081816
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Mankell, Henning
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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.
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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.
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Secrets of Eromanga
Ellie loves fossils and has the opportunity to go on a dig with Tom and Peta. When they encounter ruthless criminals illegally mining for valuable fossils, they must work together to survive.
ISBN 9780734409126
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Gwyther, Sherryl
No book cover.
Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel
This adventure series combines legend, mythology and history. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (5 books)
Scott, Michael
No book cover.
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Secrets of the Sphinx
Large, well-illustrated book with historical information and intriguing facts about the sphinx, the origin of its craftsmen, the Rosetta Stone and Atlantis.
ISBN 9780590098472
Publisher Scholastic US, 2005
Giblin, James Cross & Ibatoulline, Bagram (ill)
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See how they run
A British family is forced to flee to Australia to escape criminals in England. This six-part thriller is exciting and suspenseful.
ISBN 9780141303338
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
McRobbie, David
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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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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)
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Seeing stone, The
The Grace children enter the world of faeries and explore the Spiderwick estate and surrounding areas to see what is unseen to most humans but themselves. They discover the fate of the missing cat and the power of the seeing stone.
ISBN 9780689859373
Series Spiderwick chronicles, The (2 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2003
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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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.
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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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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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Series Selby series (20 books)
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Selection, The
In a world of glittering gowns and jewels, the selection is the chance of a lifetime, for any girl to compete for the heart of Prince Maxon. America is chosen to meet him and all of her plans to wed her secret love start to crumble. Some adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780007466696
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2012
Cass, Kiera
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Send Simon Savage
After his father mysteriously goes missing, thirteen year old Simon is invited to follow in his father's footsteps by joining a team that experiments with time travel.
ISBN 9781921541339
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Measday, Stephen
No book cover.
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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
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Series Series of unfortunate events (13 books)
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Serpent's tale, The
At a market, a boy discovers an intriguing amulet and pleads with his mother to buy it. The amulet is shaped like a snake swallowing its own tail. The mother thinks it's ugly but the boy thinks it's beautiful and that it holds a story he wants to write. The vendor will not accept payment and seems happy to be rid of the amulet. The boy finds he cannot write and, when he falls asleep, he has vivid dreams, full of many emotions.
ISBN 9780734410283
Publisher Lothian Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary & Ottley, Matt (ill)
No book cover.
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Serpents of Arakesh, The
Abandoned as a baby, Adam feels there is nowhere he really belongs. When he wins the chance to test-drive a top-secret computer game, his luck changes. But, in the world he enters, the boundary between fantasy and reality breaks down.
ISBN 9781869504779
Series Karazan quartet (1 of 4)
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2004
Jones, V M
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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.
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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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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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Shadow
Premonition is a band hoping to make it big but they need somewhere to practise. Tom suggests the old warehouse but Billy has a bad feeling about it. Tom is angry, thinking Billy is putting it on but, as anger grows, a shadow falls over the band.
ISBN 9780744590050
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Waite, Judy
No book cover.
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Shadow dog, The
From the moment Sebastian is rescued as an abandoned pup, this passionate, feisty dog proves irresistible, even when he fails Obedience School. The story of the mutual devotion of a boy and his dog.
ISBN 9780670041138
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hill, Anthony
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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.
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Shadow snake
Pud, Cuppy and Skeeta must be real men enough to stay out camping, even after telling really wicked, snake stories. They may be taken by the mutant crocodile-man lurking in the dark shadows. Some coarse language in context.
ISBN 9780734406552
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Svendsen, Mark
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Shadow thief, The
Milli and Ernest live in Drabville, where the houses and people are all the same. Milli yearns for adventure and when they get kidnapped to Hog House, they need to outwit Lord Aldor to escape and save their town.
ISBN 9780732286187
Series Strangest adventures series (1 of 3)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Adornetto, Alexandra
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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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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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Shadows in the mirror
Set in Hamilton College, the story is presented through the eyes of David and follows his realisation that there are dark forces at work in his school. David befriends a newcomer, Simon, who doesn't fit in and faces bullying and intimidation. When David and Simon discover that bullying resulted in the death of a student a number of years earlier, they set out on a quest for justice.
ISBN 9781742030029
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Nunn, Cameron
No book cover.
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Shadows of time
An orphaned girl and an outcast Aboriginal boy become involved in a spiritual journey at the time of European settlement in Australia.
ISBN 9780091829506
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1994
Wrightson, Patricia
No book cover.
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Shaedow master
Treachery, betrayal, greed and racism played out in a mythical, fantastical, medieval kingdom. Ora must confront the King's terrible secret, related to the pervasive Quickwater Lake. A lake, black and deadly as night, that demands sacrifice.
ISBN 9781865087382
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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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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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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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 stealer, The
Set in and around London in the mid 1600s, Widge is ordered by his master to go to the Globe Theatre and copy Shakespeare's Hamlet.
ISBN 9780141305950
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Blackwood, Gary
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Shakespeare stories
Twelve of William Shakespeare's most famous plays are presented in narrative form.
ISBN 9780140389388
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1997
Garfield, Leon
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Shakespeare stories
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Series Shakespeare stories (12 books)
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
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Shakespeare: the most famous man in London
London society supplied many inspirational ingredients for William Shakespeare, helping him become one of the greatest writers of the English language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781742030708
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Thompson, Tony
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Shalott
A fantastical story, the first in a trilogy linking the Arthurian legend with contemporary adolescent issues. Modern teenagers discover themselves when they travel back in time to the court of King Arthur.
ISBN 9781740517270
Series Shalott trilogy (1 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Pulman, Felicity
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Shalott trilogy
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Series Shalott trilogy (3 books)
Pulman, Felicity
No book cover.
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Shalott: the final journey
When Guinevere summons Callie back to Camelot, Callie becomes trapped in time while her companions face Mordred on the bloody battlefield of Camlann. Callie's future depends on saving Ana but death waits in the darkness for them all unless Callie can first save herself.
ISBN 9781740518567
Series Shalott trilogy (3 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Pulman, Felicity
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Shaolin tiger
Sensei and his students from the Cockroach Ryu (school) travel by sea from Japan to China to give aid to the Shaolin Monks. The boat's captain is drowned and Yoshi, who tried to save him, is left troubled. In China, one of Sensei's past students, Qing-Shen, is determined to gain retribution for Sensei's broken promise. The Little Cockroaches must protect Sensei by outsmarting Qing-Shen.
ISBN 9781921150906
Series Samurai kids series (3 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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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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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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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.
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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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Shark girl
Everything changed after Jane went for a swim at the beach. Now, she is returning to school with her fake arm and the kids whisper about the shark girl and stare. Jane wonders why this happened and what it will mean for her, and her love of art.
ISBN 9780763646271
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2010
Bingham, Kelly
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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.
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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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Shatterglass
Kethlun Warder is a journeyman glass-blower mage with rare and uncontrolled lightning magic powers. Several mage combine their powers to try to solve a murder in this mystery fantasy.
ISBN 9780590396967
Series The circle opens series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
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Shauzia
Shauzia is a teenage girl living in a refugee camp on the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. She dreams of going to France to meet her friend, Parvana. Shauzia runs away from the camp and her journey is fraught with difficulties and dangers.
ISBN 9781741142846
Series Parvana series (4 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Ellis, Deborah
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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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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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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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Shiloh
Shiloh, a beagle, is owned by a violent, angry man. Shiloh's rescue comes when Marty appears.
ISBN 9780689862229
Publisher Aladdin Publishing, 2003
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
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Shimmer
Accompanied by a talking possum and a tracker gnome, Colin and Grieve set out on a mad-cap and thrilling adventure to rescue the Shimmer. It is part of the stone of creation and has been stolen by power-mad, completely evil fairies.
ISBN 9780330421744
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2005
Deans, Kathryn
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Ship breaker
In a post-apocalyptic world, Nailer scavenges for copper wire by crawling into the wrecks of ancient oil tankers that line the beaches of America's Gulf Coast. It's dirty, dangerous work. After a hurricane, Nailer finds the wreck of a clipper ship, filled with valuable goods that could make him rich. Amid the wreckage, a girl clings to life and Nailer is her only hope. He must make a choice. Includes violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780316056212
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2011
Topics / Environment /
Bacigalupi, Paolo
No book cover.
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Ship kings: Coming of the whirlpool, The
Young Dow Amber is no sailor. But driven by a strange sea-longing he ventures down to the great grim bay known as the Claw. He hopes there to learn of seafaring, but he finds only a fearful people who scarcely sail at all, for fear they have been cursed.
ISBN 9781742376479
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McGahan, Andrew
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Ship kings: Voyage of the unquiet ice, The
Dow Amber has set sail at last upon the battleship Chloe, but can an outsider and an enemy ever truly belong in the Ship Kings' world? In the icy wastes, Dow must take his fate in hand. Is he truly destined to be a mariner? Is the mysterious scapegoat girl Ignella a friend or a foe?
ISBN 9781742378220
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
McGahan, Andrew
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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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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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Shirt front: a short and amazing history of Aussie Rules
From the first bounce to a future timeline and everything in between, including the tallest, the shortest, the best and fairest, this book covers just about everything you would ever want to know about the game of Aussie Rules.
ISBN 9781876372668
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Paula
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Shiver
Sam and Grace come together one Autumn having loved each other for years at a distance. Now they must fight to keep each other as Sam is drawn back to being a wolf.
ISBN 9780545123266
Publisher Scholastic US, 2009
Stiefvater, Maggie
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Shiverton Hall
Arthur has been unexpectedly offered a scholarship to attend Shiverton Hall, a school steeped in tales of curses and evil. He has his reasons for wanting a fresh start, but upon arriving at the school, with its hidden labyrinth and scares hiding in the shadows, he would rather return home.
ISBN 9781408827789
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2013
Fennell, Emerald
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Shocking trouble on the planet of Shobble
The Space Brigade are on an incredible journey that will take them across infested rivers, snowy swamplands and frozen seas. Along the way they'll learn new skills, make new friends - and they might just change the planet of Shobble's history forever.
ISBN 9780330424707
Series Space brigade (3 of 2)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
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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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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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Shooting the moon
At fourteen, Pip's life is finally his own. His domineering dad is focusing on big brother, Nick, and Pip's climbing, his passion in life, is going one way up. Beneath the tranquil surface, however, currents are stirring. On the traditional McLeod first hunting trip, Pip faces a dramatic choice and discovers what it means to confront issues of life and death.
ISBN 9781869506216
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2006
Jones, V M
No book cover.
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Short
A collection of short stories and poems in which to dip in and out. Some of Australia and New Zealand's best known writers and illustrators for children are featured as well as contributions from young people.
ISBN 9781742030340
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Wilkinson, Lili (ed)
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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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Short and scary
A range of authors and illustrators, both well known or not, present stories, poems and illustrations on the huge range of things which scare them, from freaky fairies to technology taking over.
ISBN 9781742031330
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Tayleur, Karen (ed)
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Shouting at the stars
Layla is a young singer who is just hitting the big time. But, with all of the excitement of her growing fame comes the eerie presence of an unknown heckler who begins to follow all her performances. She doesn't know who he is or why he's doing it. And, she just wants it to stop.
ISBN 9780237535230
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2008
Belbin, David
No book cover.
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Shrapnel
Gordon is growing up in World War II London. His older brother, Raymond, leaves home and becomes involved in secretive war work, or so he leads Gordon to believe. When Gordon finds a revolver hidden in his parent's house, he decides to track his brother down. But finding Raymond leads to much more than Gordon had bargained for as Raymond lures him into danger.
ISBN 9780552559300
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Swindells, Robert
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Shrek: the novel
A contemporary fairy tale of a monster from the swamp.
ISBN 9780141312491
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Weiss, Ellen
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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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Sick as: bloody moments in the history of medicine
Fascinating historical aspects of medicine presented in an unusual and exciting format.
ISBN 9780949714688
Publisher Roland Harvey Books, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Jennings, Gael & Harvey, Roland
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Side by side
Investigates the relationship between Aboriginal people, British colonists and European missionaries.
ISBN 9781862913110
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1998
Tucker, Alan
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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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Siggy and Amber
Siggy learns the pitfalls of alcohol abuse and not considering the consequences before embarking on what looks like a good idea at the time. Growing up in a sleepy coastal town full of characters, with the girl he loves only a long bike ride away, Siggy is on a quest for the perfect girlfriend. He also has to survive the cool kids at school and build family ties with a mum, an arty sister and a potential stepfather.
ISBN 9780143304388
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
MacLeod, Doug
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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
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Series Significant people in Australia's history (9 books)
Barrett, Rees
No book cover.
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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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Silver blade, The
France is in the dark days of the guillotine where the innocent and guilty are killed daily. Yann and his compatriots rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine and get them safely away to England. Count Kalliovski, supposedly dead, is plotting Yann's death. Against this terrible background, Yann yearns for his love, Sidonie, whom he believes is safe in London.
ISBN 9781842555972
Publisher Orion, 2009
Gardner, Sally
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Silver door, The
Rye risks everything to save his brothers and the city of Weld. He and Sonia are determined to find and destroy the enemy, after barely escaping from the world beyond the golden door, but they won't give up, their quest must continue.
ISBN 9781862919136
Series Three Doors Trilogy (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
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Silver on the tree
Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, wielders on Earth of the giant powers of good and evil.
ISBN 9780140311181
Series Dark is rising (5 of 5)
Publisher Puffin UK, 1979
Cooper, Susan
No book cover.
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Silver swan, The
After her adventures as a pirate, Lily Swann finds life ashore very dull. So, when Napoleon's siege threatens Malta, and her father prepares to leave his family again, Lily seizes her chance. Lily, her mother and her younger brother find themselves in the thick of a daring scheme to save Malta but things don't go according to plan, and once again Lily has to face her nemesis, Captain Diablo.
ISBN 9781869505875
Series Swashbuckler trilogy, The (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins NZ, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Gardiner, Kelly
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Silver sword, The
The night the Nazis come to take their mother away, three children escape in a terrifying scramble across the rooftops. In the chaos of Warsaw, they have to learn to survive on their own. Their father's paperknife becomes their symbol of hope.
ISBN 9780099439493
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Serraillier, Ian
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Silver tongue
George and Edie have returned to an empty, snow-bound London where the battle between the 'spit' and 'taints' continues and war is imminent. The Walker has been banished to the Outer Darkness but, to maintain 'the balance', a new Darkness has entered the world. George must face the Last Knight and win his final duel of the Hard Way. Edie and George delve into Edie's past, and her future.
ISBN 9780340911662
Series Stoneheart series (3 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2008
Fletcher, Charlie
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Silvermay
When she laid eyes on the strange couple, young village girl Silvermay, had no idea that her life would change so completely. All she knew was that the man was handsome and every girl in the town was looking at him. When the woman collapses, Silvermay is given the task of caring for her newborn child, and she is drawn into a voyage to save the child from a dark and bloody destiny, foretold in an ancient mosaic.
ISBN 9780732292034
Series Silvermay trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Silvermay trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014
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Series Silvermay trilogy - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 books)
Moloney, James
No book cover.
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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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Singer of all songs, The
An unconscious stranger, possessing his own magical chantments, has infiltrated Antaris. He throws Calwyn's world into chaos, leading her on a journey of discovery in this fantasy saga set in extraordinary lands.
ISBN 9781865088204
Series Chanters of Tremaris series (1 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Constable, Kate
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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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Singing for Mrs Pettigrew, a story-maker's journey
A number of Michael Morpurgo's beautifully written short stories, each one preceded by insights from the author relating to the background of the story and how he came to write it.
ISBN 9781406300765
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Morpurgo, Michael
No book cover.
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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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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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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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Sir Thursday
Following their adventures in the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf head for home. But, only Leaf gets through the front door. Arthur is blocked because someone or something has assumed his identity and is taking over his life.
ISBN 9781741145885
Series Keys to the kingdom series (4 of 7)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Nix, Garth
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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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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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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.
69153
Six impossible things
Fourteen year old Dan Cereill is not quite coping with moving house, new school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad and an impossible crush on Estelle, the girl next door. His life is a mess but, for now, he's narrowed it down to just six things to achieve. Dan thinks they may be impossible.
ISBN 9780330426060
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Wood, Fiona
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Sixth Grade style queen (not)
Dawn knows that she is not popular at school and is not a style queen. While she acknowledges that style queens are the popular ones at school, she has nothing in common with them. Dawn is having problems dealing with things at home too and wonders how she'll be able to sort out her problems.
ISBN 9780143303008
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Sherryl & Christian, Elissa (ill)
No book cover.
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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.
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Skateboarding
A book for skateboarding enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979041
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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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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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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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.
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Skeleton key
Trying to return to his normal life as a schoolboy, four weeks after his last MI6 adventure, Alex Rider is recruited right off the soccer field to check out some suspicious goings-on at Wimbledon.
ISBN 9780142401026
Series Alex Rider series (3 of 9)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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Skeleton key, The: graphic novel
Featuring stunning, full-colour, Manga-style art and all the high-octane, action-packed adventure Alex Rider fans have come to expect.
ISBN 9781406313482
Series Alex Rider graphic novels (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Graphic novels /
Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
No book cover.
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Skellig
Michael and Mina care for an extraordinary being when it seems to have given up on life.
ISBN 9780340716007
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1999
Almond, David
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Skellig: the play
In the dark and derelict garage, Michael discovers a strange creature. His life is in turmoil with his baby's illness and his new found friendship with 'a girl'. The strange creature affects his life. Michael wonders if it could possibly be an angel.
ISBN 9780340854334
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Almond, David
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Skinny mysteries series
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Series Skinny mysteries series (6 books)
Ball, Duncan & David, Mark (ill)
No book cover.
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Skulduggery Pleasant
At the funeral of her gothic novelist uncle, fourteen year old Stephanie glimpses an overdressed, bespectacled figure hidden under a broad brimmed hat. When her uncle's will is read, she inherits a mansion and a fortune. She unites with the weird and witty skeleton, Skulduggery Pleasant, sighted at the funeral and joins forces with him to save the world from the Faceless Ones.
ISBN 9780007241637
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (1 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2007
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant series
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Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (7 books)
Landy, Derek
No book cover.
17594
Skulduggery Pleasant: dark days
Valkyrie Cain must undertake a dangerous rescue mission to retrieve Skulduggery from a hellish dimension, ruled by the Faceless Ones. There's no time for her to take a breather afterwards, though. There's the matter of the Desolation Engine, a bomb that could wipe out thousands, that has fallen into the wrong hands
ISBN 9780007325955
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (4 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: death bringer
The death bringer has risen. Skullduggery has seven days to uncover the necromancers' secret before it is too late. The clock is ticking.
ISBN 9780007326044
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (6 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2011
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: end of the world, The
A Skulduggery short story. Fifteen year old Ryan is running away from home, looking for escape and adventure. Ryan hasn't gone far before he is set upon by a bunch of scary, nihilistic punk-sorcerers who need him to set off a doomsday device that will destroy the planet and everyone on it. Skulduggery and Valkyrie only have a few hours to figure out what's going on, while saving Ryan and, incidentally, the whole world.
ISBN 9780007478125
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (7 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the wicked
Infected by a rare strain of magic, normal people are developing unstable magic powers, endangering their own and other peoples' lives. Their only hope lies with the Sanctuary, which has its own problems. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain must find out what's causing the infection and prevent the takeover of the Sanctuary by international sorcerers. And, normal teenager Kitana and her friends are infected and will tear the city apart unless they can be stopped.
ISBN 9780007480241
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (7 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: mortal coil
Skulduggery Pleasant is back and reunited with his original head. But, all is not well in the magical world. Foreign powers are conspiring to take over the Irish Sanctuary and, for another thing, Valkyrie has discovered she might be the sorceress set to destroy the world.
ISBN 9780007325993
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (5 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Landy, Derek
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32836
Skulduggery Pleasant: playing with fire
With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start appearing all over Ireland. With just about everyone out to kill Valkyrie, the daring detective duo face their biggest challenge yet.
ISBN 9780007257034
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (2 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Landy, Derek
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Skulduggery Pleasant: the faceless ones
Third bone-breaking, belly-busting adventure in the series. If you've read the previous Skulduggery books then you know what the Faceless Ones are. You can probably take a wild guess that things in this book are going to get awfully sticky for our skeletal hero and his young sidekick.
ISBN 9780007302154
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (3 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Landy, Derek
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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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Skullduggery Pleasant: last stand of dead men
War has finally come, between Sanctuaries, and Skulduggery must team up with Valkyrie and the rest of the dead men to stop it.
ISBN 9780007489220
Series Skulduggery Pleasant series (7 books)
Publisher HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Landy, Derek
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Sky village, The
In a future where wild beasts, humans and mechanical beings battle for control, two children, Mei and Rom, on opposite sides of the earth, connect through a mysterious journal that comes alive to reveal a powerful primal force and a frightening destiny. Mei and Rom must work together to overcome evil.
ISBN 9780763635244
Series Kaimira series (1 of 1)
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2008
Ashland, Monk & Nigel & Nentrup, Jeff (ill)
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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.
110667
Skybreaker
Matt Cruse flies higher than he ever dreamed. The former cabin boy, now a student at the prestigious Paris Airship Academy, is on a two-week training tour with a run-down cargo airship. His captain sights a legendary ghost ship and Matt recklessly heads skyward in pursuit. The Hyperion, lost in a storm in the dawn of the aviation age, is rumoured to hold great wealth, and Matt is suddenly the only person on earth who knows her coordinates.
ISBN 9780340878583
Series Airborn series (2 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2005
Oppel, Kenneth
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Skyflower, The
Joshi is a disappointment to those around him. Born into the powerful Nibhelline family, he displays none of the proud fighting traditions of the Greens. He even prefers gardening and growing flowers to living up to the family name. So, when Joshi meets Abelha, the bee girl, and learns of the existence of a mysterious green flower, he finally has a chance to earn the respect of the Greens.
ISBN 9780734409331
Series Quentaris chronicles (24 of 29)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
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Slave girl
Exchange student Jenna has managed to get an appointment at New York's coolest hair salon, but when her teacher insists she stays at the boring Metropolitan Museum she stumbles into ancient Egypt.
ISBN 9780732294984
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Moses, Alexa
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Slaves of Quentaris
Yukin is captured by slaves and taken to Quentaris. He discovers that he has a power which he eventually uses to great effect.
ISBN 9780734405579
Series Quentaris chronicles (23 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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Slaves of the mastery
It is five years later, and Kestrel's people have been enslaved. It is a strange set of circumstances that will lead to the overthrow of the Mastery. Sometimes violent and cruel but always compelling.
ISBN 9781740517560
Series Wind on fire trilogy (2 of 3)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Nicholson, William
No book cover.
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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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Slightly true story of Cedar B Hartley, The
Cedar hangs out on the edges of the neighbourhood social circuit with her dog and best friend. Things change when she meets a boy called Kite and finds they have a lot in common. Together they form a circus troupe and put on a performance.
ISBN 9781865086231
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Martine
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Slime world
Mardi must be saved from the slimy prince of Pliskor. His friends had better find him.
ISBN 9781420211788
Series Out of this world series (15 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Collins, Paul & Lin, Matt (ill)
No book cover.
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Slippery slope, The
In the Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet search for their sister Sunny who has been kidnapped by Count Olaf. The two groups are searching for the last safe place.
ISBN 9780064410137
Series Series of unfortunate events (10 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2003
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
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Slog's dad
Slog's father is dead and he knows it. But, when he sees the scruffy man outside the butcher shop, Slog knows that it's his father who has returned to see him, just as he promised. But, Davie, his best friend, is just as convinced that this man is a fake.
ISBN 9781406322903
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Almond, David & McKean, Dave (ill)
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Small change for Stuart
When ten year old Stuart moves to a new town at the beginning of the summer holidays, he expects to be bored. Soon, he is drawn into an intriguing adventure when he discovers his missing great uncle was an inventor and magician, who has left him the contents of his workshop, should he ever find it. There are clues and puzzles to solve but what starts as fun ends up as danger.
ISBN 9780385618007
Publisher Doubleday, 2011
Evans, Lissa
No book cover.
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Small free kiss in the dark, A
Skip is an outsider, a quiet observer, who draws pictures to make sense of the world. When war grips the city in which Skip and his mismatched family are surviving, they are forced to shelter in an empty fun fair, scavenge for food and live on their imaginations.
ISBN 9781741756586
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Millard, Glenda
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Small steps
Theodore 'Armpit' Johnson is determined to finish school, save money and become a respected member of society again. He may be the victim, the perpetrator or the hero of a violent crime in this amusing, sensitive and highly suspenseful story.
ISBN 9780747591252
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Sachar, Louis
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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
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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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Snake
Five brothers were taught a different animal style of Kung-fu by the Grandmaster and each one uses it throughout their adventures. One brother, Seh, is a snake-style master and a keeper of secrets who uses his attuned senses to collect information.
ISBN 9780375830754
Series Five ancestors series (3 of 7)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Stone, Jeff
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Snake man, The
Terry and Liam are concerned about the contents of the box they helped carry into the derelict house of the taxidermist. Liam feels their concerns were warranted when Terry disappears.
ISBN 9780850918991
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Moloney, James
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Snake-stone, The
Although close to his adoptive parents, James has always wondered about his natural mother. Armed with only a small stone and a note scribbled on the back of an envelope as clues to her identity, James sets off to find his past.
ISBN 9780006740223
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1997
Doherty, Berlie
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Snakehead
Alone in Sydney, Alex is recruited by the Australian government to infiltrate an organised people-smuggling ring, the violent criminal underworld of the Snakeheads.
ISBN 9781406309355
Series Alex Rider series (7 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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Snow White in New York
An innovative retelling of a fairy tale set in the jazz and gangster era of New York in the 1920s. Snow White lives in New York, known as the Big Apple. The wicked stepmother, a classy socialite, looks for herself in the Mirror newspaper.
ISBN 9780192722102
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1989
French, Fiona
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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.
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Snowboarding
A book for snowboarding enthusiasts.
ISBN 9780732979065
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Herran, Joe & Thomas, Ron
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So much to tell you
Marina's face is shockingly scarred. She has not spoken since her father threw acid at her mother, hitting Marina instead. As part of a writing assignment, she has to keep a journal. In it, she deals realistically with her post-traumatic stress.
ISBN 9780850919417
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Marsden, John
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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.
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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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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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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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Soldier boy
Drew isn't worried when his little brother, Martin, digs up a bone in the garden. Bu, Martin finds more bones in the shape of a hand, which then starts leaving spooky messages for Drew.
ISBN 9780237537272
Series Sharp shades series (8 books)
Publisher Evans Bros, 2008
Rooney, Anne
No book cover.
366
Soldier boy : the true story of Jim Martin the youngest Anzac
This is the story of Jim Martin who enlisted in the Australian army at the age of fourteen to fight in World War I.
ISBN 9780141003306
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Hill, Anthony
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Soldier on the hill
A story about life in country Australia in World War II. Joey finds a Japanese soldier but no-one believes him.
ISBN 9780207196379
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1997
French, Jackie
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Soldier's heart
Charley Goddard goes to fight in the American Civil War.
ISBN 9780440228387
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 2000
Paulsen, Gary
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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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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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Someone like me
Tas is an ordinary school boy, but Enya, new from Northern Ireland, has experienced danger and terror. The plot reveals an extraordinary fact about Tas in the final paragraph.
ISBN 9780140380927
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Forrestal, Elaine
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Something rotten
Tired of her responsibilities as the Bellman in Jurisfiction, literary sleuth, Thursday Next, packs up her son, Friday, to return to Swindon. Accompanied by the Danish prince, Hamlet, she finds herself coping with outlaw fictioneer, Yorrick Kaine, anti-Danish sentiment, the return of Swindon's patron saint and a seminal croquet tournament. Sophisticated writing and humour, some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9,10 or above.
ISBN 9780143035411
Series Thursday Next (4 of 6)
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Fforde, Jasper
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Something's fishy, Hazel Green
Hazel is the junior detective who has to find the lobster thief and retrieve the stolen lobsters for her friend, the fishmonger.
ISBN 9781865082578
Series Hazel Green series (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hirsch, Odo
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Somewhere else
A troubled girl struggles with a life she doesn't recognise. The boy who poses as her little brother tries to help her unravel the mystery of whether she is possessed, imprisoned or mentally ill. Slowly, the events that led to this terrible trauma, the result of a violent assault, are unravelled as aspects of the harrowing experience are explored. Some very strong language, used in context, may offend some readers.
ISBN 9781842708156
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2008
Glover, Sandra
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Sondok, princess of the moon and stars, Korea AD 595
In a series of messages placed in her grandmother's ancestral jar, a seventh century princess and future ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla vents her frustration at not being permitted to study astronomy because she is a girl.
ISBN 9780439165860
Series Royal diaries (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Holman, Sheri
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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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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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Song of the lioness quartet
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Series Song of the lioness quartet (5 books)
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
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Song of the lioness quartet: 4 books in one
All four books in one.
ISBN 9780439968218
Series Song of the lioness quartet (14 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
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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.
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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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Soraya the storyteller
Soraya, the storyteller, keeps her memories of Afghanistan alive while living in uncertainty under temporary protection in Australia. An ebony horse flies through her dreams helping her to find a strange land where she can be safe.
ISBN 9780734407092
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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Sorceress, The
The Dark Elders are summoning as many evil immortals and Elders as possible to capture the twins of legend and retrieve the missing pages of the Codex. The Flamels are gathering allies to fight against them, including some characters presumed dead.
ISBN 9780385613132
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel (3 of 5)
Publisher Doubleday, 2009
Scott, Michael
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Soul eater
It's winter and Wolf, Torak's beloved pack-brother, has been captured by an unknown foe. In a desperate bid to rescue him, Torak and Renn must brave the frozen wilderness of the Far North. As they battle for survival amid howling blizzards and the ever-present menace of the great white bear, their friendship is tested to breaking point, and Torak is forced to get closer to his enemies than ever before.
ISBN 9780060728335
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (3 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2008
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
No book cover.
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Sound of colors, The: a journey of the imagination
A young girl who is going blind sets out on a journey determined to beat the loss of her sight. In her imagination she does amazing things and goes to fabulous places in her quest to gain what she has lost.
ISBN 9780316939928
Publisher Time Warner, 2006
Liao, Jimmy
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Sounder
A poor, African-American family living in the South in the 1800s find their lives change forever when the father is arrested.
ISBN 9780064400206
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Armstrong, William H
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South by south east
Tim is broke. When a mysterious stranger offers him money for his overcoat, it seems like a stroke of good fortune. But there are worse things than being broke, being shot for one. The Diamond Brothers could soon share the fate of the stranger.
ISBN 9780744590371
Series Diamond Brothers series (3 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Horowitz, Anthony
No book cover.
Space brigade
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Series Space brigade (2 books)
Moriarty, L M
No book cover.
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Space demons
Four children battle the space demons in a dangerous computer game.
ISBN 9781862912878
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
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Space demons: the play
Stage adaptation of Rubenstein's novel in which a computer forces children to face their own demons.
ISBN 9780868193298
Publisher Currency Press, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Tulloch, Richard
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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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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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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.
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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.
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Space-skipper
All the kids on space station Nova are mad about three-D. Luke wants to join the team but doesn't know how.
ISBN 9781420218657
Series Out of this world series (5 of 16)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Odgers, Sally, Lin, Matt (ill) & Lin, Aaron (ill)
No book cover.
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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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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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Spaghetti legs
A funny story about Eric, who is a ""loser"" and has no luck with girlfriends.
ISBN 9780091827472
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Larkin, John
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Spangled drongo, The
Eleven year old Sam Slater is orphaned and lives in a small house with Ronaldo, the soccer dog, Parrot, the parrot and eccentric Aunt Ashmara. He is soccer mad and a poet.
ISBN 9780702230950
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Herrick, Steven
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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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
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Series Specky Magee series (8 books)
Arena, Felice & Lyon, Garry (ill)
No book cover.
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Series Newspaper (5 of 5)
Various
No book cover.
690
Spell of undoing, The
This book leads you on a wild adventure when Quentaris, a replica of a city from the early 1300s, is lifted from its bedrock by the Spell of Undoing. A saboteur gets the spell wrong and, instead of unravelling the city's prosperity, it lifts the entire city, throws it into a vortex and hurls it through the rift maze and into another world.
ISBN 9781876462536
Series Quentaris chronicles (1 of 29)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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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.
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Spider bite
When Sam's twin brothers are carried off in a runaway hot-air balloon, Sam tries to save them, only to end up trapped himself. What starts as a joyride turns into a life and death struggle when Jordan is bitten by a funnel-web spider.
ISBN 9780143303046
Series Extreme adventures series (5 of 11)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
No book cover.
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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.
80782
Spies
Ten thrilling true stories about spies and espionage. Contains tales of stealth and deception, every bit as daring as the fictional escapades of James Bond, but far more deadly as the real life spies risk capture, torture and execution.
ISBN 9780746088227
Series Usborne true stories series (2 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Dowswell, Paul & Fleming, Fergus
No book cover.
15025
Spilled water
One frightening day, everything changes in Lu Si-Yan's life. A country Chinese girl whose father dies, Lu Si-Yan is sold by her uncle to work for a family in the big city. She refuses to spend her life in servitude, determined to be reunited with her family.
ISBN 9780747571469
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Grindley, Sally
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Spirit of Barrumbi, The
A sequel to, The Barrumbi kids, in which a trip to Barrumbi changes everything. Dale is warned in a dream that his brother, Sean, is in danger. He doesn't know that what happens to Sean will have a devastating effect on the whole community.
ISBN 9781862915527
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Norrington, Leonie
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Spirit of the deep
When Jess goes to stay with her unknown grandmother, she learns of her family's secrets that are about to be repeated with devastating results.
ISBN 9780734408570
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Beames, Margaret
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Spirit walker
As the Moon of No Dark waxes large, the clans fall prey to a horrifying sickness. Fear stalks the Forest. No one knows the cause and only Torak can find the cure. His quest takes him across the sea to the mysterious islands of the Seal Clan. Here, Torak battles an unseen menace and uncovers a betrayal that will change his life forever.
ISBN 9780060728304
Series Chronicles of ancient darkness series (2 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2007
Paver, Michelle & Taylor, Geoff (ill)
No book cover.
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Spitting chips
Spud is angry since her mother died. She is befriended by an old woman who helps her with her grief. A family drama that deals with relationships, friendship and loneliness.
ISBN 9780868194066
Publisher Currency Press, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Murray, Peta
No book cover.
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Spook's apprentice, The
For years, the local Spook has been keeping the County safe from evil. Now his time is coming to an end and many apprentices have tried to take over. Some floundered, some fled and some failed to stay alive. Thirteen year old Thomas Ward is the last hope. He is the seventh son of a seventh son which means he has special gifts to fight evil. He must defeat Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the County.
ISBN 9781862308534
Series Wardstone chronicles (1 of 6)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Delaney, Joseph & Wyatt, David (ill)
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Spook's battle, The
In Pendle, the witches are rising and the three most powerful clans are rumoured to be uniting in order to conjure up an unimaginable evil. Tom Ward and the Spook need to avert the unthinkable. But, before they go, the Spook tells Tom to journey home to collect the trunks Mam left behind for him. But, dark family secrets are contained in the trunks which may place Tom's family in even greater danger.
ISBN 9781862308541
Series Wardstone chronicles (4 of 6)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Delaney, Joseph & Wyatt, David (ill)
No book cover.
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Spook's curse, The
It's the job of the Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, to protect the County from the dark. But, deep in the catacombs below Priestown lurks the Bane, a creature the Spook has never been able to defeat. As they prepare to battle it, yet another deadly enemy emerges to threaten Tom and his master.
ISBN 9781862308558
Series Wardstone chronicles (2 of 6)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Delaney, Joseph & Wyatt, David (ill)
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Spook's mistake, The
As danger increases, Tom is sent north by his master to be trained by Bill Arkwright, another Spook who lives in a haunted mill on the edge of a treacherous marsh. His training methods are harsh and cruel as he prepares Tom for grave dangers. When the Fiend sends his own daughter, the powerful water witch Morwena, to destroy Tom, Arkwright makes an error of judgement and leaves Tom to face his enemies alone.
ISBN 9781862303515
Series Wardstone chronicles (5 of 6)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Delaney, Joseph & Wyatt, David (ill)
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Spook's sacrifice, The
As the Spook's apprentice, Tom's first duty is to protect the County. But, Mam needs his help in Greece, her homeland. One of the old gods, the Ordeen, is about to return, bringing slaughter and devastation. Mam has summoned a powerful group to her side, including Tom's old enemy, the Pendle witches. Tom must find out what secret Mam is keeping from him and decide whether to go against everything the Spook has taught him.
ISBN 9780370329321
Series Wardstone chronicles (6 of 6)
Publisher Red Fox, 2004
Delaney, Joseph & Wyatt, David (ill)
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Spook's secret, The
As the nights draw in, the Spook decides to travel to his winter house. His apprentice, Tom, hates the desolate place. There are feral witches in the cellar, menacing creatures stirring on the nearby moors and a sinister stranger threatening Tom's master. Many dangers will face Tom if his master's past and secrets are revealed.
ISBN 9781862308565
Series Wardstone chronicles (3 of 6)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Delaney, Joseph & Wyatt, David (ill)
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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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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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Sprite Downberry
Sprite's life is tough. Her Mum is moody, Dad is away a lot and her little brother should be starting school soon but can barely talk properly. When her Dad leaves, Sprite has to make decisions in order to reunite herself and her brother with their dad.
ISBN 9780732285487
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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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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Spy babies
Imagine finding yourself in the body of a baby, with all the disadvantages that would bring.
ISBN 9780734401052
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Bone, Ian
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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.
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Squire
Kel is physically and mentally preparing herself for the final test in the Chamber of the Ordeal, in which fourth year squires must successfully face their greatest fears before becoming knights.
ISBN 9780679889199
Series Protector of the small series (3 of 4)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 2004
Pierce, Tamora
No book cover.
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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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Staircase cat, The
Oskar's loyalty knows no bounds as he waits in an empty war-torn house, surrounded by ghosts, waiting for his family to return.
ISBN 9780733610059
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Thompson, Colin & Pignataro Anna (ill)
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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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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
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Star League, Ninja cove, The
Asuka is finding the constant attention of being a movie star a real drain. So, when all the ninja clans are called to a secret location, Asuka welcomes the chance to relax with her fellow ninjas, out of the way of prying eyes. But, when she learns what the meeting is really about, relaxing is the last thing on Asuka's mind. It seems the ninjas are uniting against one common enemy, the Star League.
ISBN 9781864718690
Series Star League series (4 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
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Star League: Box office smash
The Star League are at the premiere for one of their films when Professor Pestilence's henchmen kidnap producer, Ben Beaumont. Before the Star League can act, six mysterious figures show up and challenge them. They are the Shadow Six, six kids with superpowers and they're not in the mood to make friends. To save Ben, Star League must defeat the Shadow Six and another mysterious villain.
ISBN 9781864718720
Series Star League series (7 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Curse of the werewolf
Connor's having trouble fitting in with the rest of the Star League and when the group suspects a werewolf might be behind a savage attack, it only makes matters worse. As they search for the attacker's trail, they discover that the mystery werewolf may not be what he seems, and that his evil scheme may rob Connor of the very thing that makes him who he is.
ISBN 9781864718676
Series Star League series (2 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Final cut, The
The Star League are defenceless when the Shadow Six use the Shadow Shards to steal their powers. The team must retrieve these shards in order to get their talents back but not before they uncover the real identity of their arch-enemy, Professor Pestilence.
ISBN 9781864718737
Series Star League series (8 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Lights, camera, action hero
When Jay is invited to audition for his favourite director, Ben Beaumont, he is overjoyed. But, things are not as they seem. When someone close to him is kidnapped, Jay knows he has no choice. He must step up to head the team.
ISBN 9781864718669
Series Star League series (1 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
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Star League: Monkey business
Le Nice Pets is all the rage among the rich and famous. Aunt Petunia promises to turn your misbehaving pets into perfect angels. But, Leigh suspects something's not right and, when animals go missing, it's time for the Star League to step in. But, the closer they get to finding the missing animals, the more dangerous it becomes for those close to Leigh.
ISBN 9781864718706
Series Star League series (5 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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Star League: Raising the dead
Roger is having a great time in the Star League, pulling pranks on his friends. But, when someone steals formulas for his magic potions, it's no joke. Roger needs those potions to survive. He must fight an ancient evil to get back his potions before they're used to raise an army of mummies.
ISBN 9781864718683
Series Star League series (3 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
No book cover.
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Star League: Robot reboot
Sam is one of the smartest kids on earth but there are lots of things he doesn't quite get. When Sam gets to be too much of a know-it-all for his friends, he accepts a mysterious offer of help, a computer chip that will make him more like a normal kid. But, the chip is encoded with more than just emotions and, soon, Sam finds himself being controlled by an old enemy and obeying orders.
ISBN 9781864718713
Series Star League series (6 of 8)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Harper, H J & Ziersch, Nahum (ill)
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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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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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Starclimber
Pilot-in-training Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries, expert on high-altitude life-forms, are invited aboard the Starclimber, a vessel that literally climbs its way into the cosmos. Soon, the ship is surrounded by strange and unsettling life-forms, and the crew is forced to combat devastating mechanical failure. What began as an exciting race to the stars has now turned into a battle to save their lives.
ISBN 9780060850593
Series Airborn series (3 of 3)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2009
Oppel, Kenneth
No book cover.
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Stargirl
From the moment Stargirl arrives at Mica High School, the students are enchanted but, then, they turn on her because she is so extraordinary.
ISBN 9781841219264
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Spinelli, Jerry
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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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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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Stars of Quentaris
Fire magician, Nisha Fairsight and her friend Tal, hear that a star has fallen from the heavens and taken another form. Archon, the ruler of Quentaris, is offering a reward of 100 gold royals to anyone who finds the fallen star. Nisha and Tal visit threatening rift worlds and sail a boat of fire to the skies in their quest for the missing star.
ISBN 9780734408815
Series Quentaris chronicles (20 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
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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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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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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.
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Stegosaur stone
Three loyal teenagers witness a murder and theft of a priceless dinosaur fossil. They are not supposed to be in the National Park at night and are in great danger. An international crime gang is not going to let them get in its way.
ISBN 9781865046204
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Bernard, Patricia
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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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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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Sterling biographies series
Life stories of famous people, mostly Americans. 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 Sterling biographies series (29 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Sticky beak
A sequel to Blabbermouth, this book continues the story of Rowena's chaotic life as a teenager who cannot speak aloud yet converses with the reader with her 'voice'.
ISBN 9780330274067
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 1993
Topics / Australian Author /
Gleitzman, Morris
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Sting
Ziggy's not your average bee in a box. He does not fit in with the honey bees in his hive. He knows that he is different and is determined to find out why. His decision to leave Bee City leads Ziggy into danger and new friendships. Share Ziggy's exciting adventure and find out a lot more about bees, too.
ISBN 9781921150890
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Huber, Raymond
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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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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.
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Stoked real life, real surf
A lightweight but informative and accurate book comprising chapters that alternate between a humorous history of surfing and sensible advice from Dr Stoke. Excellent illustrations by Jeff Raglus further emphasise the humour.
ISBN 9781863737111
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Parry, Glyn
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Stolen children of Quentaris
This gripping fantasy tells the story of Garnet, Jasper and Moon Jewel, Quentaran children, stolen by Nordian traders to sell to the Trollantan rat people. The setting for this fantasy adventure series is the magical city of Quentaris, which is home to a Medieval-style human society, elves, dwarves, water and fire magicians, earth elementals and other amazing creatures who inhabit the fantastical Rift Caves outside the city.
ISBN 9780734408808
Series Quentaris chronicles (6 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Crew, Gary
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Stone age sentinel
Very funny newspaper full of articles about the stone age. Humour and historical accuracy combined.
ISBN 9780746029596
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 1998
Fleming, Fergus & Tomlins, Karen (des.) & Dowsell, Paul (ed.)
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Stone in my hand, A
Eleven year old Malaak is a Palestinian living in Gaza. She endures the hardships of living in an occupied territory, with soldiers and dangers ever present. Her father has disappeared and her mother raises the family, and keeps their Islamic faith. Malaak has a tame dove which helps her to deal with her sadness. Hamid, her brother, has his own, dangerous way to cope with repression and uncertainty.
ISBN 9780763647728
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2010
Clinton, Cathryn
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Stone key, The
While still on her quest to track down and destroy the Beforetime weapon machines, Elspeth Gordie is captured by her old enemies, the Herder Faction. While incarcerated, she learns of a vicious plot to destroy the West Coast by plague. She must track down the deadly plague carrier to prevent a catastrophe.
ISBN 9780670071340
Series Obernewtyn Chronicles (5 of 5)
Publisher Viking Children's, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Carmody, Isobelle
No book cover.
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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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Stoneheart
As twelve year old George walks out of the London Natural History Museum, he breaks the dragon statue guarding the entrance, unleashing an ancient evil that tries to hunt him down. George has disturbed the balance between the 'taints' and 'spits', the warring statues of London, and he and his companion, Edie, are thrust into a world of danger where nothing is quite what it seems.
ISBN 9780340911631
Series Stoneheart series (1 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2007
Fletcher, Charlie
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Stoneheart series
This trilogy for capable readers has an urban setting with suspenseful chase scenes, scary creatures and a highly original premise. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Stoneheart series (3 books)
Fletcher, Charlie
No book cover.
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Stones of Quentaris
When Jaq Coblin sees the sand men stealing a stone from the ancient Simesian Stairs, he becomes involved in a chase to find the magician whose aim is to destroy the city.
ISBN 9780734406194
Series Quentaris chronicles (17 of 29)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Pryor, Michael
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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.
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Stopwatch: the land of Dragonay
No sooner had Tom come back from his last mission, than Grandpa sends him on the next. Grandpa has discovered a dragon egg about to hatch. Tom, Bilby and Mother Bird, head to Dragonay, taking the egg with them but the residents of Dragonay don't trust humans and all the dragons have disappeared.
ISBN 9781921529337
Series Stopwatch series (3 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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Stopwatch: the land of Kur
A stopwatch has sixty thin black lines, each marking off the seconds in a minute. But in grandfathers' stopwatch they are also gateways to different worlds. Tom just can't wait to borrow it. He soon finds himself sucked into a very different world indeed, a world of monsters and warfare.
ISBN 9781921150777
Series Stopwatch series (1 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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Stopwatch: the land of Leevan
Tom and Bilby soon discover that although Leevan seems like a fun-filled land, this world is in danger after someone poisoned the creeks and rivers.
ISBN 9781921529344
Series Stopwatch series (4 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books, 2010
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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Stopwatch: the land of Mirthful
At his grandfather's request, Tom and Bilby, are sent to save the Land of Mirthful. Tom is welcomed by the grumpy Queen Mavis, who threatens anyone who laughs with the punishment of death. But she is not the rightful ruler of the Land of Mirthful and without a proper queen their world as they know it is doomed.
ISBN 9781921150784
Series Stopwatch series (2 of 4)
Publisher Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Morgan, Sally & Kwaymullina, Ambelin, Blade & Ezekiel
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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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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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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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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.
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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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Storm callers
In tiny Miller's Flat, Mike is stuck at the caravan park helping his mum when he'd rather be with mates. One day, he meets feisty, city girl, Kirsty, who is trying to run away. Together, they escape their boredom and create their own world on a remote beach, beachcombing for treasures and imagining stories about pirates and washed up bodies.
ISBN 9781863682763
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Mackay, Duncan
No book cover.
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Stormbreaker
Fourteen year old Alex Rider's guardian dies in suspicious circumstances. Within days Alex goes from schoolboy to superspy. He must take up his uncle's mission and find out the truth behind multi-millionaire Herod Sayle's act of charity.
ISBN 9781844289301
Series Alex Rider series (1 of 9)
Publisher Walker Books, 2004
Horowitz, Anthony
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Stormbreaker: the graphic novel
Fourteen year old Alex Rider's guardian dies in suspicious circumstances. Within days Alex goes from schoolboy to superspy. He must take up his uncle's mission and find out the truth behind multi-millionaire Herod Sayle's act of charity.
ISBN 9781844281114
Series Alex Rider graphic novels (3 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
No book cover.
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Stormchaser
Since his childhood in the Deepwoods, young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy and explore the sky. Now a lowly crew-member on his father's sky pirate ship, the Stormchaser, his dream seems fulfilled. But, a much higher destiny awaits Twig as plots and treacheries bring the lofty city of Sanctaphrax to the point of disaster.
ISBN 9780552554237
Series Edge chronicles, The (2 of 11)
Publisher Doubleday, 1999
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris (ill)
No book cover.
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Stormy night
While a storm rages outside, a young girl ponders some of life's big questions.
ISBN 9781876631031
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Lemieux, Michele
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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
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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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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)
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Story of inventions, The
Find out the real-life stories of the bright sparks behind dozens of ideas and inventions. Includes a glossary of terms and a timeline.
ISBN 9780746070093
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Claybourne, Anna & Larkin, Adam (ill)
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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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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.
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Stradbroke dreamtime
The two halves of this book combine to bring together a collection of Dreaming stories and stories reminiscent of the author's childhood on Stradbroke Island.
ISBN 9780207198656
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1999
Nunukul, Oodgeroo (Walker, Kath)
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Straight line to my heart, A
School is over forever and Tiff is hoping her work experience will lead to a job. Driving lessons aren't going too well, Reggie is sick and her best friend has some big news. All of this at the same time as a boy is actually wanting to get to know the real Tiff. Some adult concepts. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742377308
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Condon, Bill
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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
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Street magic
Briar, a plant mage, accompanies his teacher to a barren land to help the farmers. While there he discovers the magical potential of a street urchin. Together, they fight rival street gangs and a wicked, noble woman.
ISBN 9780439979290
Series The circle opens series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2002
Pierce, Tamora
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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.
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Strike
Set in Port Adelaide during the Depression, two friends are affected by the `wharfies' strike of 1928.
ISBN 9780091829179
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine
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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
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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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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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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
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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.
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Subtle knife, The
In the second of the Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra meets up with Will, a boy from a different world, who is escaping from serious trouble. Together, they set off to find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds. This text includes representations that may be contrary to some religious beliefs.
ISBN 9780439951791
Series Dark materials series (2 of 3)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Pullman, Philip
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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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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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Sultan's eyes, The
The year is 1648 and life in Venice is serene for Isabella and her friends Willem, Al-Qasim and Signora Contarini. Together they publish fine books like the controversial encyclopaedia, The Sum of All Knowledge. When a new Inquisitor declares war on free speech, they are forced to flee across the seas to the wondrous capital of the Ottoman Empire, Constantinople.
ISBN 9780732294809
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Gardiner, Kelly
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Summer I turned pretty, The
Every year, Isabel spends a perfect summer at her family friends' house. There's the swimming pool at night, the private stretch of sandy beach and the two boys - unavailable, aloof Conrad and friendly, relaxed Jeremiah. But this year, something is different. They seem to have noticed her for the first time.
ISBN 9780141330532
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Han, Jenny
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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
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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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Superior Saturday
Arthur Penhaligon has wrested five keys from their immortal guardians, but acquiring the sixth key will be the greatest challenge he has faced to date. Will is one step closer to discovering the secret of his identity, the identity of The Architect, the complete Will of the House and the fulfilment of his fate. But, Superior Saturday has been planning how to thwart him for a thousand years.
ISBN 9780007175116
Series Keys to the kingdom series (6 of 7)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Nix, Garth
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Supernaturalist, The
Cosmo is a fourteen year old boy of the third millennium living in an institute for parentally challenged boys. There are only three ways out and Cosmo is running out of time. But, rescue by a motley crew of kids presents new dangers.
ISBN 9780141380414
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Colfer, Eoin
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Surf ache: how do you choose between the things you love
That blonde boy can really surf. Ellie's move ends her relationship with Jamie and leads to a complete change in interests. She is redefining herself as a surfer with a new love interest. Her prowess as a beginner could be due to her dancing or the good genes she has inherited from her mum. Ella learns to cope with being the new kid, with the ex and the potential boyfriend meeting up, and with the adults in her life.
ISBN 9781921150920
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Bobsien, Gerry
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Surf's up
Brad teaches disabled Matt how to surf and finds himself in a life-threatening situation.
ISBN 9781863682503
Publisher Fremantle Press, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Chase, Diana
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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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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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Surfing Mr. Petrovic
While this story appears to be about the activities of a rebellious boy, there are underlying themes of anger and sadness over the break-up of a family.
ISBN 9780140386417
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Bowles, Colin
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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
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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.
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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)
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Swallowing the sun
Jose's life is turned upside down when a hurricane hits his tiny village in Honduras, causing mudslides which bury the town. He works against all odds to provide hope and leadership, and to help his family and neighbours survive. Some harrowing scenes.
ISBN 9780340866412
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (UK), 2003
Trueman, Terry
No book cover.
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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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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
No book cover.
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Sweet tea
Issues of racism, love and family grief will appeal to more mature readers.
ISBN 9780734403681
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Ridden, Brian
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Swiss family Robinson, The
Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson is stranded at sea. The thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life, with many dangers and delights, awaits them.
ISBN 9780141325309
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2009
Wyss, Johann
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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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Sword and the circle, The
The beautifully written retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table.
ISBN 9780140371499
Publisher Puffin UK, 1994
Sutcliff, Rosemary
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Sword in the stone, The
A mythical story of Arthur and his quest led by Merlin, the sorcerer.
ISBN 9780006753995
Series Once and future king (1 of 1)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
White, T H
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Swords of Quentaris
Rad is a street lad who yearns to belong to the Thieves' Guild. More than anything he would love to be a guide to heroes journeying to the rift caves but he knows this is well beyond his capabilities. It's while Rad is watching out for the infamous skycrawlers that his chance to become anything he wants is offered to him.
ISBN 9780734404701
Series Quentaris chronicles (20 of 29)
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Collins, Paul
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Sydney through time
A puzzling, historical account of Sydney's history to the year 2000.
ISBN 9780949714671
Publisher Roland Harvey Books, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Heimann, Rolf
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Sylvie and the songman
Sylvie's beloved dog, Mr Jackson, has lost his bark. The birds have stopped singing. In the growing silence, her dad, her dear music-making dad, has disappeared. Sylvie and her best friend, George, are drawn into the nightmare world of the songman. Only they can save the earth from its terrible, voiceless fate.
ISBN 9780385611213
Publisher David Fickling Books, 2008
Binding, Tim & Barrett, Angela (ill)
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