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Waarda series
Illustrated first chapter books showing the interaction between Aboriginal beliefs and the modern world. At the same time, it will introduce non-Indigenous children to the richness and depth of Indigenous storytelling. 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 Waarda series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
1960
Wabi sabi
Wabi Sabi, the little cat, sets out to find out the meaning of her name. Beautifully told and illustrated in the Japanese style with a special form of stylised Haiku poetry as a main feature.
ISBN 9780316118255
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2008
Reibstein, Mark & Young, Ed (ill)
No book cover.
Wacky but true magazine
A monthly magazine format mix of freaky, funny and fascinating facts. 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 Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
88175
Wacky but true: April 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
30378
Wacky but true: April 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
17617
Wacky but true: August 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
68016
Wacky but true: August 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
93030
Wacky but true: December-January 2013-2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
33702
Wacky but true: February 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
32447
Wacky but true: February 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
97936
Wacky but true: July 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
86123
Wacky but true: July 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
94028
Wacky but true: June 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
97097
Wacky but true: June 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
85636
Wacky but true: March 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
77662
Wacky but true: March 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
28924
Wacky but true: May 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
79987
Wacky but true: May 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
50401
Wacky but true: November 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, funny and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
50567
Wacky but true: November 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
95946
Wacky but true: October 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, funny and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
11791
Wacky but true: October 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
73537
Wacky but true: September 2013
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
88488
Wacky but true: September 2014
A magazine format full of freaky, fun and fascinating facts.
Series Wacky but true magazine (21 books)
Publisher David Down, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Down, Michelle
No book cover.
520
Walk on the wild side, A - temporarily unavailable
Series Newspaper (2 of 5)
Various
No book cover.
9269
Walker book of classic poetry and poets, The
An anthology of over eighty, memorable poems by a variety of poets, William Shakespeare, Banjo Paterson, W B Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear and Carl Sandburg. The book includes colour illustrations, biographical sketches and paintings.
ISBN 9780744582642
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Rosen, Michael
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12337
Walking with the seasons in Kakadu
This book introduces children to the birds, plants and animals that live in Kakadu. It also features the Gundjeihmi-speaking aborigines of the region and the six aboriginal seasons.
ISBN 9781741144710
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Lucas, Diane & Searle, Ken
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48368
Waltz for Matilda, A
In 1894, twelve year old Matilda flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But, drought grips the land and the shearers are on strike. Her father has turned swaggie and he's wanted by the troopers. This is the story of one girl's journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams.
ISBN 9780732290214
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie
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4705
Waltzing Matilda
Watzing Matilda story with pictures that are overlaid with the story of the shearer's strike of the 1890s. Excerpts from newspapers reports and 'wanted' posters add further information.
ISBN 9781865048154
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Paterson, A B & Blackwood, Freya (illus)
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70020
Wandering Wombles, The
The Wombles' peaceful, harmonious existence is suddenly under threat. The heavy lorries, thundering along the roads near the common, make the burrow shake and tremble so it's no longer safe for the Wombles to live there. Great Uncle Bulgaria decides they will have to move from the burrow they've lived in for many, many years.
ISBN 9781408808337
Series The Wombles (2 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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4707
Wannabe wallaby
When a black dog, Wannabe, who has been reared by wallabies, and believes he is one, is brought to the Animal Haven refuge, unexpected things happen.
ISBN 9780733612091
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Clark, Margaret
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War game, The
They said the war would be over by Christmas, but it isn't. The German and English trenches face each other, with No Man's land inbetween. But on Christmas Eve the shooting stops and on Christmas day, guns are put down.
ISBN 9781408191743
Series World War I tales series - NEW SERIES 2014 (1 of 4)
Publisher A & C Black, 2013
Deary, Terry
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2938
Wasim and the champ
Footie-mad Wasim and his team mates enter the local football competition. But, after an incident at the local mosque and a fight involving Wasim's older brother, the teams become split between white and Asian boys. Wasim and the surprise celebrity at the competition, an international boxing champion from their area, cleverly diffuse a tense situation.
ISBN 9781847800572
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2011
Ashley, Chris & Pankhurst, Kate (ill)
No book cover.
21500
Wasim's challenge
Year Five are off to Snowdonia and Wasim Ahmed has been looking forward to it for months. He has vowed to participate in the Ramadan fast but keeps his fasting a secret. Lack of food and drink cause him to sit out the first day's activities. When a box of chocolates disappears, Wasim becomes prime suspect. Then, on a walk, the group gets lost and Wasim is in serious danger on the mountainside.
ISBN 9781847800565
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2010
Ashley, Chris & Pankhurst, Kate (ill)
No book cover.
4717
Water babies, The
While cleaning chimneys, Tom emerges in Ellie's bedroom and she mistakes him for a thief. In this classic story, Tom runs away, slips into a cooling stream and falls asleep to become a Water Baby, with a quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere.
ISBN 9781853261480
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2000
Kingsley, Charles
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4718
Water dragons, The
Sam, Lin and Jerry must save their pet water dragon when their natural habitat, the drain behind their homes, is being cleaned up. But, two of the water dragons have disappeared.
ISBN 9780141305363
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1999
Wrightson, Patricia
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15329
Water the amazing journey
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book shows why water is so important and how we can conserve it.
ISBN 9780958187817
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2004
Trafford, Caren & Eriksson, Megan (ill)
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946
Waterslain angels
The discovery of a beautifully carved angel wing at the village church intrigues Annie. She and her new friend, Sandy, are determined to solve the centuries old mystery of the angels that went missing from the Waterslain Church. What begins as a childish quest soon becomes an extremely dangerous adventure.
ISBN 9781842556917
Publisher Orion, 2008
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
No book cover.
18391
Waves: from surfing to tsunami
This informative, documentary style book contains wonderful, visual images of waves. Photographs portray the origin and parts of a wave, and the effects of river and ocean waves on the environment. Includes a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781586852122
Publisher Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2005
Topics / Environment /
Kampion, Drew
No book cover.
35027
Way we work, The
Explore the human body from head to toe. Lots of interesting facts and details about how our bodies works for us.
ISBN 9781406322224
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Macaulay, David
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6546
We are all born free: the universal declaration of human rights in pictures
Proclaimed by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, the Declaration of Human Rights applies to every child and adult throughout the world. Each of its 30 articles has been written in a way that children can understand and beautifully illustrated by well-known artists.
ISBN 9781845076504
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2008
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Amnesty International (contr)
No book cover.
15325
Weather
Be an eyewitness to how the weather works. Find out how clouds form, why it rains, what causes a ferocious hurricane or a roaring tornado that strikes without warning and why the climate may change in the future.
ISBN 9780751347463
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Topics / Environment /
Cosgrove, Brian
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112309
Weather or not: it's a climate for change
Let's talk about the weather. A complex subject made easy for young people to understand, using whimsical pictures, humour, cartoons and puns. An encouraging look at global warming solutions and positive action.
ISBN 9780958187831
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2007
Trafford, Caren & Wilsher, David (ill)
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450
Web, The
Violet-Ann befriends a seven legged spider that she names, Sam.
ISBN 9780207172458
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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3891
Weevils, war & wallabies: 1920-1945
At the end of World War 1, Australia was still divided by class, gender and race. The flappers and cobbers were eager to celebrate the 'roaring twenties', a time of peace, prosperity and new heroes. Then, the stock market crashed, plunging the country and the western world into the Great Depression. Times were very tough. The Second World War brought world events even closer to our shores.
ISBN 9781741691436
Series Fair dinkum series (6 of 8)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Sheehan, Peter (ill)
No book cover.
109699
Weird and wacky festivals
People celebrate the strangest things. From cheese-rolling contests to cockroach races, discover the world of wacky festivals.
ISBN 9781865047638
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
451
Werewolf knight, The
Feolf is a loyal knight who becomes a wolf on nights when the moon is full.
ISBN 9780091825942
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Wagner, Jenny
No book cover.
452
Whalers, The
Stepping between Aboriginal Dreaming stories and the Australian yarn, the story of the Whalers reflects the ideas and practice of reconciliation showing the relationship between the orcas and the Aboriginal whalers of Twofold Bay.
ISBN 9780207191770
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2002
Mumbulla, Percy & Robinson, Roland E. & Bancroft, Bronwyn (ill)
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67226
What do sharks eat for dinner
Lots of interesting information about sharks and answers to all the questions you've always wanted to ask, and a few you might not have considered. Find out where sharks have their ears and what do we get from shark's liver oil.
ISBN 9780439229050
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2001
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
No book cover.
453
What do you think, Feezal
Bean has to move to Sydney to live in a penthouse, where she can't have a dog.
ISBN 9781864484397
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Honey, Elizabeth
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93723
What's eating you
Every animal has a habitat, a place where it belongs, finds food and shelter, and raises its babies. You are a habitat for many small, almost invisible creatures. Find out about parasites like fleas and lice, tapeworms and pinworms, and the animals, human and non-human, on and in which they live.
ISBN 9781406313543
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Davies, Nicola & Layton, Neal (ill)
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4780
When Hitler stole pink rabbit
In 1933, nine year old Anna was too busy with schoolwork and friends to take much notice of Adolf Hitler's rise to power in her native Germany, until she is forced to learn the skills needed to survive as a refugee.
ISBN 9780006754008
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 1999
Kerr, Judith
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9421
When I was little, like you
A precious recount of growing up in the early days of the Papunya settlement in central Australia. The author tells about going bush with her family and learning about her culture and way of life.
ISBN 9781741142563
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Malbunka, Mary
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800
When you reach me
Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know their New York City neighbourhood, where it's safe to go and who to avoid. But, things start to unravel when Sal gets punched and shuts Miranda out. The apartment key, hidden for emergencies, is stolen and mysterious notes start to arrive. Miranda realises that the note writer is aware of things that no-one should know and only she can prevent a tragic death.
ISBN 9781921656064
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2009
Stead, Rebecca
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15330
Where does the poo go...when you flush
With cartoon-style graphics, appealing illustrations and interesting facts, this book talks about effluent waste, the history of its disposal and how our views are changing about the treatment of sewerage.
ISBN 9780958187800
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2004
Trafford, Caren & Oakley, Jade (ill)
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2319
Where have all the pandas gone
Lots of interesting information and answers to questions about endangered animals. Find out if sea otters are now safe and which is the most endangered whale.
ISBN 9780439266697
Series Scholastic question & answer series (4 books)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2002
Berger, Melvin & Gilda
No book cover.
455
Where the forest meets the sea
A book without words in which superb collages tell the story of a boy and his father visiting an endangered rainforest in Queensland.
ISBN 9780744513059
Publisher Walker Books, 1989
Baker, Jeannie
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4793
Which witch
Arriman the Awful, evil Wizard of the North, devises a spell-casting competition so he can marry the winner and produce an heir. Belladonna longs to be a fiendish hag and win the competition, but doesn't know how.
ISBN 9780330398008
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2001
Ibbotson, Eva
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46550
Whippersnapper
Fourteen year old Gus lives and breathes basketball. When he's is in a terrible accident, Gus can't believe he's survived. But, he's woken up in the body of an old man and his own body is unconscious in intensive care. Now, he has a seventy year old wife, really bad taste in clothes, his friends don't recognise him and his family thinks he's crazy. Gus just wants to be fourteen again and play basketball.
ISBN 9780143306092
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Arena, Felice
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457
Whipping boy, The
Jemmy must take the whippings for the royal heir, Prince Brat, but the Prince must rely on Jemmy when they both run away from the castle.
ISBN 9780060521226
Publisher Greenwillow, 2003
Fleischman, Sid
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8794
Whirlwind
A gothic fairytale about a whirlwind that refuses to be stomped on, two feisty Angora rabbits, and a disaster of exponential proportions that could be woven into something magnificent.
ISBN 9781743313008
Series Grimstones, The (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Asphyxia
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18341
Whisperer, The
An adorable version of a Romeo and Juliet tale, told from the rat's perspective.
ISBN 9780007120178
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Butterworth, Nick
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44583
Whisperer, The
Griff works in a circus and has a unique ability to hear the thoughts of others, without their knowledge. When the greedy circus master discovers his talent, Griff escapes, taking Tess and her collection of magical creatures. On the run, Griff hears a cry for help from a mysterious source he calls the Whisperer.
ISBN 9780732286675
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
McIntosh, Fiona
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60317
White crane
It's not easy being a one-legged, trainee Samurai warrior but Niya, the white crane, and the other kids at the Cockroach Ryu (school) want to prove to themselves, and those who despise them, that it is their abilities, not their disabilities, that count. Together, they must face danger, fear and the taunts of the Dragon Ryu.
ISBN 9781921150203
Series Samurai kids series (1 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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459
White fang
Born in the wilds of the freezing cold Yukon, White Fang who is half-dog, half-wolf, is the only animal in the litter to survive. He is fiercely independent and soon learns the harsh laws of nature, yet buried deep inside him are the distant memories of affection and love. This is a classic story of a wolf-dog who learns to survive in the bleak Alaskan wilderness.
ISBN 9780582418158
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2000
London, Jack
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24181
White Ninja
Roxy Ran is an ordinary girl who doesn't know anything about her ninja powers until she is confronted by school bullies. Jackson Axe introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts. Jackson and Roxy must find the Tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do. In order to survive, Roxy must unleash her inner ninja.
ISBN 9780732294533
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hall, Tiffiny
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19170
White war
In 1914, it's Christmas Day on the Western front, near the town of Ypres in Belgium. There's something big that Professor Perdu is not telling Battle Boy. His mission begins knee-deep in mud, in the middle of No Man's Land, where Battle Boy encounters the last person he is expecting to meet.
ISBN 9780330403870
Series Battle boy (9 of 15)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Carter, Charlie & Jeffery, Russell (ill)
No book cover.
15044
Who did that
Lots of useful information about identifying Australian native animals by their droppings and footprints.
ISBN 9780864175755
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Bruce, Jill B & Wade, Jan (ill)
No book cover.
112050
Who invented that
Find out who invented the computer, the skateboard, the hamburger and lots of everyday things we use. Learn how these and many other everyday inventions came to be.
ISBN 9780779139828
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David & Thomson, Russell
No book cover.
112048
Who's for dinner
Take a look at the many animals and plants that make up the food chain. The food chain is a delicate balance that must be respected.
ISBN 9780779148912
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David
No book cover.
46942
Why I love Australia
In a similar vein to Dorothea Mackellar's My Country. Stunning images and words showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent.
ISBN 9781921541780
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2010
Bancroft, Bronwyn
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25092
Wicked war on the planet of whimsy, The
Nicola Berry, Earthling Ambassador and leader of the Space Brigade, receives the terrible news that Shimlara's family have been kidnapped and are being held captive on the Planet of Whimsy, the most beautiful planet in the universe, by the scaly inhabitants of Volcanomania. Space Brigade to the rescue.
ISBN 9780330425391
Series Space brigade (2 of 2)
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Moriarty, L M
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3913
Wide window, The
The Baudelaire orphans meet fearful Aunt Josephine. Even she may not be able to protect them from Count Olaf.
ISBN 9780064407687
Series Series of unfortunate events (3 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2000
Snicket, Lemony
No book cover.
18701
Widow's broom, The
A witch's broom is left at a widow's house and it gradually takes over all the tasks. The people in the local village decide the broom is evil and needs to be destroyed. In response, the widow and the broom fight back.
ISBN 9780395640517
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1992
Van Allsburg, Chris
No book cover.
18702
Wild wind
When a cyclone strikes the vineyard, the four cousins are in the homestead alone. They are without power and the phone line is down when they see a large dog-like creature attacking the chickens.
ISBN 9780143300717
Publisher Penguin, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Forrestal, Elaine
No book cover.
22148
Wildwood
Life is ordinary for twelve year old Prue McKeel. That is, until her brother is abducted by crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense forest where no-one's ever gone in, or at least returned to tell of it. Prue and her friend, Curtis, uncover a secret world, full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. What begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater.
ISBN 9780670075157
Publisher Viking UK, 2011
Meloy, Colin & Ellis, Carson (ill)
No book cover.
120053
William the conqueror
Details the life of William the Conqueror from birth to death. Lots of good battles and interesting characters.
ISBN 9781876460044
Publisher Green Barrow Publishing, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Drummond, Allan & Nguyen, Du-Tran (ill)
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29194
William the conqueror: nowhere to hide
It is medieval France and the illegitimate son of a peasant is chosen to be the heir of the Duke of Normandy. Powerful families plot to murder the boy and steal his title. Young William learns the hard way that there are few people he can trust and when he has nowhere left to hide, he makes a stand and fights for his life. This is the boy who became William the Conqueror of England.
ISBN 9781406313727
Series Before they were famous series (5 of 6)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Corby, Caroline
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464
Willow tree's daughter, The
Max escapes being made a king and marries Salizia, a tree dryad. Their daughter, Betony, has magic powers.
ISBN 9781864488562
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Freeman, Pamela
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466
Window
A book without words showing the growth and development of a child and his environment. Superb collages tell the story.
ISBN 9780744594867
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Baker, Jeannie
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15331
Wings
When her parents go away, Saffy is not at all happy about staying with her boring Aunt Joesa. Things soon become far from boring when Saffy's aunt begins to undergo a bizarre and life-altering change.
ISBN 9780734405081
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Chataway, Carol & Lee, Declan (ill)
No book cover.
17434
Wings
Ziggy has a new mission. He travels to Japan to find out what is causing the bees of Tokyo to disappear. But, the big city is not a friendly place for a honey bee. While investigating, Ziggy comes across a colony of honey bees with a very different way of protecting their hive, and a new, terrifying enemy, the huge hornet, Torgo, and his gang.
ISBN 9781921720208
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Huber, Raymond
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4877
Winnie the Pooh
The classic tales of Christopher Robin's beloved bear and his pals, Tigger and Eeyore.
ISBN 9780749702106
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1998
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Milne, A A
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467
Winning back dad
A boy takes on a challenge to stop his father from being depressed after he has to sell his truck.
ISBN 9780744572919
Publisher Walker Books, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Bone, Ian
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6363
Wish pony, The
Ruby has had her mum and dad and best friend, Sarah, to herself for as long as she can remember. Now everything is changing because her mum is having a baby and her best friend has found a better friend. She wishes things could be back to how they were. Ruby learns that we must be careful what we wish for.
ISBN 9781741663242
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Bateson, Catherine
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Wishbird, The
Oriole's beloved Wishbird is dying and she must leave the forest to save him. But in the City of Soulless there is danger everywhere. Can Oriole and Boy save Soulless and the Wishbird, or will the city's darkness prove too great even for magic.
ISBN 9780143307525
Publisher Penguin, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Wang, Gabrielle
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7720
Witch baby and me at school
Lily's sister, Daisy, is one year old and she's no ordinary baby. When she was born, something went wrong and Daisy is a Witch Baby. Nobody knows this but Lily. She's the only one who can see Daisy make the fridge float in the air or turn people into slugs. It's time for Lily to start at her new school. It will be hard enough being the new girl and, then, there's Daisy.
ISBN 9780552556774
Publisher Corgi Books, 2009
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gliori, Debi
No book cover.
4905
Witches, The
The scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches.
ISBN 9780141311395
Publisher Puffin UK, 2004
Dahl, Roald
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Witness to disaster series
A factual series about the world's natural disasters. 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 Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
No book cover.
4910
Wizard of Oz, The
Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home, Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. With her companions, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.
ISBN 9781853261121
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Baum, Frank L
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1106
Wizard of Rondo, The
The fantastic world of Rondo can be perilous but Leo and Mimi know they can't keep away. They have to play their part in the continuing battle to keep Rondo safe from their deadly enemy, the remorseless Blue Queen.
ISBN 9781862917927
Series Rondo Series (2 of 99)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Rodda, Emily
No book cover.
12420
Wolfchild
In the lost land of Lyonnesse in 1099, Raw struggles to learn how to trust while Morwenna has to choose between friendship and rules.
ISBN 9780734404824
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne
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12933
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: musical genius
Mozart, a child prodigy who was composing music at five years of age, is recognised as one of the greatest composers of all time. Photographs, quotations and a glossary of terms provide an insight into Mozart's life.
ISBN 9780750243216
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Ross, Stewart
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12330
Wolfspell
The second book in the 'Viking Magic' series combining adventure, magic, fantasy and historical detail. Young heroes, Oddo and Thora, join together on a dangerous journey to foil a greedy neighbour and save their families from eviction.
ISBN 9781741140132
Series Viking magic series (2 of 2)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Ciddor, Anna
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12747
Wolves in the walls, The
Lucy hears wolves hustling, bustling, crinkling and crackling in the walls of the old house where her family lives. Her mother says they are mice, her brother says bats. Lucy is convinced they are wolves and her worst fears are confirmed.
ISBN 9780747574729
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2004
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
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47762
Wombles at work, The
There's been a huge festival and no end of rubbish has been left behind by the Human Beings. Everything from umbrellas to shoes, drink cans and bottles. The Wombles have their work cut out for them.
ISBN 9781408808368
Series The Wombles (4 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
54289
Wombles go round the world, The
Great Uncle Bulgaria loves telling the history of the Womble clans to the younger Wombles. But, when he notices that they are not really interested in the history, Great Uncle Bulgaria decides to take action. Tobermory invents some eco-friendly clockwork air balloons to travel in and Orinoco, Bungo, Tomsk and Wellington are sent variously to interesting and far-flung America, Tibet and Australia.
ISBN 9781408808351
Series The Wombles (6 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
25618
Wombles to the rescue
The Wombles are now safely back in their burrow on Wimbledon Common. They had had to leave because heavy lorries thundering up and down the nearby road threatened to make their burrow cave in. However, there is another problem. It seems that the humans have realised they have an energy crisis and are throwing much less away. The Wombles' supplies begin to run low.
ISBN 9781408808382
Series The Wombles (5 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
31520
Wombles, The
Meet the Wombles of Wimbledon Common, very prim and proper little animals, whose self-appointed duty it is to keep the common tidy by collecting and recycling all of the many things left behind by those most strange of all animals, the Human Beings.
ISBN 9781408808375
Series The Wombles (1 of 6)
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2010
Beresford, Elizabeth & Price, Nick (ill)
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25070
Wonderstruck
Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline, both children set out alone to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, Ben's story is told in words while Rose's story is told in pictures.
ISBN 9780545027892
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Selznick, Brian
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15332
Woolly jumpers
When his family move to the country, Mike is convinced that life will be very boring. Two renegade sheep, a snake and some chooks soon prove him wrong.
ISBN 9780734407573
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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39186
Workhouse, a Victorian girl's diary 1871
It's January 1871 when Edith, the sheltered daughter of a wealthy widow, pays her first eventful visit to the workhouse for the poor. There, she meets Rosie, a rebellious, quick-tempered orphan who is always getting into trouble. Edith soon finds herself drawn into Rosie's wild schemes and both their lives are never the same again.
ISBN 9781407104805
Series My story (16 books)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2008
Oldfield, Pamela
No book cover.
49276
World according to Warren, The
Warren is a guide dog for his blind mistress, Eleanor Rigby. He is fiercely aware of his own importance and nobility. See the world, especially busy inner city streets, through Warren's eyes, and also through various media, such as cinema advertising, comic books and dream states.
ISBN 9781920731212
Publisher Fremantle Press, 2007
Silvey, Craig & Martinez, Sonia (ill)
No book cover.
46715
World heritage in Australia
This book provides an indepth look at Australia's fourteen World Heritage sites.
ISBN 9781740703901
Series Australian Library series (20 of 21)
Publisher Heinemann, 2008
Pyers, Greg
No book cover.
14060
World War 1
A guide to the grim challenges of life or death on the Western Front of World War 1. First-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, as nation upon nation sent their young men to join the carnage.
ISBN 9780751330847
Series Eyewitness series (30 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2002
Adams, Simon
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59493
World War 1: 1914 - 1918
See history through the eyes of the everyday Australians who lived it, featuring interviews, diary and journal entries, newspaper articles and official documents, sometimes presenting differing points of view.
ISBN 9781740705981
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Brasch, Nicolas
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World War I tales series - NEW SERIES 2014
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series World War I tales series - NEW SERIES 2014 (4 books)
Deary, Terry
No book cover.
4561
World War II and post-war recovery 1939-1949
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266221
Series Significant people in Australia's history (7 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
No book cover.
2681
World's best Karlson, The
On the ordinary roof of an ordinary house lives an extraordinary man called Karlson. He's the world's best at everything, or so he says. Best of all, he has a propeller on his back and can fly.
ISBN 9780192727732
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Lindgren, Astrid & Ross, Tony (ill)
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18453
World-wide waste
Through humour, environmental waste issues are discussed featuring simple, easily understood text and cartoon-style drawings.
ISBN 9780958187824
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2006
Trafford, Caren
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67847
Worlds next door
Let your imagination wander and wonder. Science fiction, fantasy, humour and horror feature in twenty-five diverse, short stories by well-known and new Australian authors.
ISBN 9780980777017
Publisher FableCroft Publishing, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Wessely, Tehani (ed)
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35058
Worldshaker
Worldshaker, a gigantic mobile city, is cruising the world, wreaking ecological havoc. It's a relic of Victorian England, with a Queen and class system of lords above and Filthies below. Col has been chosen as the next Supreme Commander but with the escape of a girl, Filthy Col's safe, elite world is about to fall apart.
ISBN 9781741757095
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Harland, Richard
No book cover.
9505
Worm's eye view
The history of the humble worm is traced by Wilbursaurus Junior, Wilbur Worm, from the time of the dinosaurs, including a period during the Industrial Revolution when worms were under threat of extinction.
ISBN 9780646415888
Publisher Etram Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Trafford, Caren
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9249
Worst band in the universe, The
A poetic narrative involving Sprocc, an alien, and his struggle for freedom of expression.
ISBN 9780140565874
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Base, Graeme
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472
Worst team ever, The
Country boy, Jimmy, boasts about his prowess in the game of Australian Rules football and is accepted into a city team.
ISBN 9780141305103
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Gwynne, Phillip & Smith, Craig (ill)
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69312
Wow human body
Crammed full of amazing photographs, graphics and information about the human body, its parts and how they work.
ISBN 9781405353465
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Walker, Richard
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51816
Wow Space
Crammed full of facts and photographs about gargantuan galaxies, astounding asteroids and big black holes. Everything you want to know about what's out in space.
ISBN 9781405353472
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2010
Stott, Carole
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473
Wow: amazing science facts & trivia
A collection of scientific facts in chapters, illustrated with cartoons.
ISBN 9780733307478
Publisher ABC Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon
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22076
Wow: Earth
A visually amazing encyclopaedia all about Earth. Crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from magnificent meteorites to cool caves, crystals and coral reefs, all revealed in an exciting and totally different way. It's like a museum, a search engine and the world's most exciting geography field trip, all rolled into one.
ISBN 9781405341578
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2009
Topics / Environment /
Dorling Kindersley
No book cover.
22018
Wow: the visual encyclopaedia of everything
Through visually stunning graphics and photographs, discover everything you've ever wanted to know about nature, the human body, science and technology, space, earth, people and places, history, art and culture. Every spread explores an encyclopaedic subject in a unique way. Pour over amazing images and pick up fascinating facts and figures in bite-sized chunks.
ISBN 9781405322485
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Dorling Kindersley
No book cover.
15531
Wrath of Mulgarath
The Grace children enter the world of faeries. Mallory, Jared and Simon return to their home from the underground kingdom of the dwarfs, to find it ransacked and their mother missing. It ends with a dramatic rescue and the demise of Mulgarath.
ISBN 9780689859403
Series Spiderwick chronicles, The (5 of 5)
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2004
Black, Holly & Di Terlizzi, Tony (ill)
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475
Wrinkle in time, A
Meg, her brother, Charles, and Calvin, their best friend, search for Meg's scientist father. An unearthly visitor takes them on a fantastic voyage to rescue him.
ISBN 9780440498056
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1998
L'Engle, Madeleine
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535
Writer's life, The - temporarily unavailable
Series Newspaper (3 of 5)
Various
No book cover.
476
Wunambi the water snake
When the children disturb old Wunambi, the giant water snake, there is big trouble ahead.
ISBN 9780855752231
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000
O'Brien, May L & Wyatt, Sue (ill)
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