Booklists

Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9
ID Title Author  
6440
Ubiquitous: celebrating nature's survivors
The book's title, Ubiquitous, means something that is, or seems to be, everywhere at the same time. Through beautifully illustrated poems, this book investigates the natural world, from the single-celled bacteria and diatom to the ever-present ant and dandelion, and describes how these very special life-forms avoided extinction to become nature's survivors.
ISBN 9780618717194
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 2010
Topics / Environment /
Sidman, Joyce & Prange, Beckie (ill)
No book cover.
18415
Ulysses Moore: the door to time
A mysterious old mansion, a strange locked door with four keyholes and three adventurous, courageous and curious kids determined to solve the mystery of Ulysses Moore, who once owned that house.
ISBN 9780439774383
Publisher Scholastic US, 2006
Piemme, Edizioni
Image currently unavailable
4062
Uncle Trev and his whistling bull
In New Zealand in the 1930s, a sickly schoolboy is in bed, trying to get over a long sickness. When his Uncle Trev arrives to let Mum go out and do the shopping. he tells one tall story after another, about the animals out on his farm, and his neighbour, Gotta Henry. But, when Mum returns, she chases Uncle Trev and his dog with her broom and threatens what she'll do to 'that man' next time he comes in.
ISBN 9781877467158
Publisher Gecko Press, 2012
Lasenby, Jack
Image currently unavailable
433
Uncovered
A group of nine appealing science fiction fantasy stories.
ISBN 9780141301778
Publisher Penguin, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Jennings, Paul
Image currently unavailable
434
Under the cat's eye
A story of mystery and suspense, centred around Jai, who is at a strange boarding school headed by the monstrous Mr Drake.
ISBN 9780733605543
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
Image currently unavailable
1055
Under the streets
If you've ever wondered what goes on below the streets of a major city, take a look under New York. Find out what really lives in the subway tunnels and where all the waste water ends up.
ISBN 9781865048901
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
25053
Under town
Someone is tormenting the fine people of Nod's Limbs and, for once, it's not Edgar and Ellen.
ISBN 9780689861048
Series Edgar & Ellen series (3 of 6)
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Ogden, Charles
No book cover.
13335
Underwater war
In his most dangerous mission yet, Napoleon is going back to World War II to navigate another MetaBook, this time through the underwater wars between Allied battleships and German U-boats. Napoleon might think it's just another mission but he'll soon learn that war underwater is a tricky operation.
ISBN 9780330404327
Series Battle boy (15 of 15)
Publisher MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
795
Unfinished angel, The
In the ancient, stone tower of the Casa Rosa, life for one angel has been the same for as long as s/he can remember. Until Zola arrives. For neighbours who have been long-time enemies, children who have been lost and villagers who have been sleepily living their lives, beware. Zola and the angel are about to collide.
ISBN 9780143203759
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2009
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Creech, Sharon
Image currently unavailable
5430
Unforgotten
Nobody knows where they come from. But they come. Impossible birds of the big sky and the long night.
ISBN 9781742379722
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Riddle, Tohby
Image currently unavailable
9167
Unforgotten coat, The
Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates. They bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy, as she recollects a wonderful friendship that was abruptly ended when Chingis and Nergui were forced to return to Mongolia.
ISBN 9781406333855
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Boyce, Frank Cottrell
Image currently unavailable
Unlikely exploits
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 Unlikely exploits (3 books)
Ardagh, Philip
No book cover.
438
Unreal
Boys are the heroes in each of the tales in this assortment of funny, scary and disgusting short stories.
ISBN 9780141301761
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Jennings, Paul
Image currently unavailable
73050
Unusual suspects, The
For Sabrina Grimm, living in a community of fairytale characters means always being ready for trouble. And, something is definitely wrong at her new school. The adults seem too angry, the kids too sleepy and the gym teacher likes dodge ball far too much. Of course, her little sister, Daphne, is having the time of her life.
ISBN 9781741690682
Series Sisters Grimm series (2 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
Image currently unavailable
4648
Upside down girl, The
Desperate to be famous, young Brittany Hu attempts to set a "McGuinness record", but ends up weightless, a condition which results in some hilarious predicaments. The tongue-in-cheek subtexts are very entertaining.
ISBN 9781865081342
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
D'Ath, Justin
Image currently unavailable
53787
Uranus
Fascinating facts about the planet, Uranus, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and website links.
ISBN 9781420211979
Series New Solar System, The (7 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
Image currently unavailable
42275
USA everything you ever wanted to know
You will read fascinating tales about who introduced surfing to the world, which sharp shootin' cowgirl was a superstar of the wild west, which famous road is known as America's main street and about Tornado Alley.
ISBN 9781743214176
Series Not-for-parents (5 books)
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Evans, Lynette
Image currently unavailable
Usborne beginners plus
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 Usborne beginners plus (5 books)
Various
No book cover.
Usborne great searches
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 Usborne great searches (6 books)
Various
No book cover.
10019
Utterly me, Clarice Bean
Clarice Bean is starting to feel just like her favourite heroine, Ruby Redfort, schoolgirl detective. Clarice and her best friend Betty are planning to ace their book project about Ruby and win the class prize, until Betty disappears into thin air.
ISBN 9781843623045
Series Clarice Bean storybook series (3 books)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Child, Lauren
Image currently unavailable