Topic : "Asia-Pacific literature"

Included in the national curriculum

Total Results : 175

Image currently unavailable 18538 : Across the dark sea by Orr, Wendy
Trung and his father are separated from his mother and sister while escaping from Vietnam to Australia. The story traces their dangerous journey and the difficulties they face as refugees assimilating into Australian society. While they want desperately to be reunited, they did not want Trung's mother and sister to travel to Australia on a leaky boat.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 1181 : Adventures of Riley: tigers in Terai by Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
Riley journeys to the Terai Arc region of India and Nepal in search of the elusive Bengal tiger. Riley's research leads to exciting encounters with some weird and wild animals, such as an Asian rhino and a king cobra, and a better understanding of the local culture.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7028 : Alive in the death zone by Hall, Lincoln
Mountaineer Lincoln Hall's miraculous story of climbing the world's highest mountain, being left for dead near the summit and then returning to life and safety. The world, including his family, had been told he was dead. Frostbite claimed Lincoln's fingers and toes and he lost nearly twenty kilograms. A story of courage and sheer determination.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 15679 : Ancient China by Cotterell, Arthur
Discover why tombs were filled with pottery figures, what was carried along the Silk Road,who invented paper and what kinds of weapons were used in early battles. An informative guide to Chinese history, with stunning photographs and life-like models.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 5234 : Anila's journey by Finn, Mary
Menace and mystery lie in wait for Anila Tandy who secures a job drawing birds for an English naturalist, travelling on a river boat up the Ganges River. Anila will use this journey to search for her father, missing for years and presumed dead. Anila must test herself in the man's world of India, in the late 1700s.
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Image currently unavailable 88054 : Apache: girl warrior by Landman, Tanya
Siki rises to the rare position of girl-warrior in an Apache tribe. She witnesses the horrors of the Indian wars against the Mexicans and the invading White Eyes. A sometimes violent and very honest story of courage, integrity, betrayal, love, hope and despair as Siki struggles to belong and learns the truth of her own story.
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Image currently unavailable 8120 : Arrival, The by Tan, Shaun
The Arrival gives us great insight into the process of leaving your homeland and trying to find a new place in the world. The journey can be frightening, inspiring and emotional for all displaced persons. Many stories are told through Tan's illustrations.
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No book cover. 7030 : As you like it by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
An unconventional love story transposed to modern-day China where rural and urban worlds collide, following the trials and tribulations of the characters from court to country in their quest for love. Graphic novel illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada.
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Image currently unavailable 47411 : Ayu and the perfect moon by Cox, David
In Bali, an old woman, Ayu, tells a story to three little girls. When she was a young girl, Ayu moved her feet as she performed the traditional Balinese dance, the Legong, as the full moon rose over the palms.
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Image currently unavailable 28764 : Beautiful lie, A by Master, Irfan
In 1947, Bilal is shields his dying father from the truth about the violence that is threatening India and their formerly peaceful community. With determination and help from friends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper. Bilal just wants his father to die in peace but that means Bilal has a complicated relationship with the truth.
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Image currently unavailable 15136 : Becoming Buddha: the story of Siddhartha by Stewart, Whitney & Rippin, Sally (ill)
Find out how Prince Siddhartha grew in knowledge and enlightenment to become Buddha, one of the greatest religious influences on the world.
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Image currently unavailable 8804 : Bend it like Beckham by Dhami, Narinder
A novelisation of the film screen play in which a young Indian girl's talent for soccer is discovered. The issues, of cultural expectations of girls and the problems of living between two cultures, are raised.
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No book cover. 10406 : Blood brothers by Wilkinson, Carole
The year is 325 and the powerful Han Dynasty is no more. Kai is 465 years old, a teenager in dragon years. His search for the person predestined to be his dragonkeeper leads him to a Buddhist novice, Tao. But, Tao, believing his path lies elsewhere, has no interest in caring for a difficult dragon. Tao must listen to the voice within himself and learn that no journey ever reveals its true purpose until it's over.
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Image currently unavailable 59506 : Boys without names by Sheth, Kashmira
Eleven year old Gopal and his family leave their rural Indian village to find work in the big city, Mumbai. When a stranger promises Gopal a job, he jumps at the offer. But Gopal has been deceived. In a stuffy sweatshop, he and other boys are forced to work for no money, little food and without talking. Late one night, when Gopal shares kahanis, or stories, he realises that storytelling may help their survival, and escape.
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No book cover. 12717 : Broken glass by Grindley, Sally
Brothers, Suresh and Sandeep, end up as street kids in a city far from their home village. They become glass collectors, searching through the rubbish dumps and dirty alleys to find glass to sell in order to survive. But, when Suresh realises his younger brother isn't coping as well as he thought, he must find a way to save Sandeep and himself from a terrible fate.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18129 : Cairo Jim and Jocelyn Osgood in bedlam from Bollywood by McSkimming, Geoffrey
Cairo Jim and his friends, including Valkyrian Airways flight attendant Jocelyn Osgood, must uncover yet another mystery of history when they become embroiled in the shooting of an Indian film.
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Image currently unavailable 3709 : Captain Congo and the Maharaja's monkey by Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
When the Maharaja of Bekar dies suddenly and mysteriously, Captain Congo and his loyal penguin offsider, Pug, are sent to investigate. In India, they find the Palace of Rajputana teeming with intrigue. Powerful enemies are scheming against Prince Beki being anointed as the next maharaja. Pug goes under cover while Captain Congo races against time to unravel the villains' plot.
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Image currently unavailable 12494 : Carp for Kimiko, A by Kroll, Virigina & Roundtree, Katherine (ill)
Kimiko very much wants a calico carp kite to fly on Children's Day. She can't have one because she's a girl and Japanese tradition dictates that only boys get colourful kites. Luckily, Kimiko has understanding parents.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 88507 : Chalkline by Mitchell, Jane
It's an ordinary morning at school in rural Kashmir when the silence of dawn prayers is ripped apart by gunfire. Freedom Fighters are raiding his village and Rafiq is the first boy to cross the chalkline into a life of brutality and violence. Rafiq's memory of his family has been all but obliterated by his forced training, indoctrination and terrorist actions and is unrecognisable as the boy who left the village. Includes violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5604 : Chaucer the cat and the animal pilgrims by Borlenghi, Patricia
A group of pilgrims gather in Paris at Notre Dame. Their leader, Chaucer, the cat from London, suggests they pass the time by retelling stories from their countries of origin, including Australia, the West Indies, Africa, North America, China and India.
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Image currently unavailable 86 : China coin, The by Baillie, Allan
The horror of Tiannaman Square confronts Leah when she is searching for her ancient links in China.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 54490 : China: land of dragons and emperors by Mah, Adeline Yen
Paper, gunpowder, silk, porcelain, stirrups for riding horses and many other wonderful and extraordinary things were first used in China. Read about the rise and fall of dynasties, the superstitions and beliefs of the people and the famous people who are part of the great story of China.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1173 : Chinese Cinderella by Mah, Adeline Yen
The plight of a young girl who, because of traditional Chinese beliefs, is rejected by her family at birth.
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Image currently unavailable 14255 : Chinese Cinderella and the secret dragon society by Mah, Adeline Yen
A young girl is thrown out of her home by her cruel stepmother onto the dangerous streets of Shanghai. She takes refuge in a Martial Arts Academy and becomes part of a new family. A secret mission changes her life dramatically.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7787 : Chinese Cinderella: the mystery of the Song Dynasty painting by Mah, Adeline Yen
Following a fall, and in hospital where Chinese Cinderella sees a copy of an ancient painting. She is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange, yet somehow familiar, recalling a life lived eight hundred years ago during the Song Dynasty. Hypnosis is used, leaving open the concept of reincarnation.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 30284 : Cobra king of Kathmandu, The by Kerr, P B
After several mysterious deaths, John and Philippa try to discover the secret of a powerful talisman before it falls into the hands of the malevolent cult of the Nine Cobras and Guru Masamjhasara. They face great danger on their harrowing journey through Nepal and northern India.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 35699 : Con-nerd by Phommavanh, Oliver
Connor is under extreme pressure. At home, his mother has his future planned so as to bring honour to the family. This means a selective high school, with coaching after school to pass the tests, and then a career as a doctor. Anything less is unthinkable, including Connor's real talent of drawing manga style characters and making his own comic books. Then, there's his classmates' perception that he's a nerd.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 101580 : Crane by Stone, Jeff
Five brothers were taught a different animal style of Kung-fu by the Grandmaster and each one uses it throughout their adventures. This is Hok's story, one of the brothers, who travels alone to the Shaolin temple where a secret is finally revealed to all.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18396 : Crane wife, The by Bodkin, Odds & Spirin, Gennady (ill)
A beautiful retelling of a classic Japanese folk tale about a sail maker and his wife. Exquisitely illustrated in traditional Japanese style.
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Image currently unavailable 18407 : Diary of Ma Yan: the life of a Chinese schoolgirl, The by Haski, Pierre
An incredible story of survival and spirit. In Zhangjiashu, China, fourteen year old Ma Yan struggles to escape poverty through persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her education. Her diary details a world few of us can imagine.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 65329 : Dragon by Stone, Jeff
Long, the dragon-style warrior, saw his temple burned, his brothers killed, and his siblings fleeing to the four winds. Now the five young warriors have reunited with Ying, the redeemed renegade who put all of these events in motion, and ShaoShu, the mousy street thief, to prevent the wily mantis Tonglong from taking over China.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 2999 : Dragon dawn by Wilkinson, Carole
At less than 1000 years old, Danzi is a young dragon. He should be hibernating for winter but has an obligation to deliver an inheritance to the family of his old Dragonkeeper's family. His duty is interrupted when he rescues a man from some brutal soldiers. It is a dangerous time for a dragon to be without a keeper.
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Image currently unavailable 29477 : Dragon horse by Ward, Peter
Aeons ago, dragons spread terror across the Chinese empire. Their descendants became magnificent horses, which are now drawn into a battle, caused by an ancient evil and the destiny of two brothers.
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Image currently unavailable 101532 : Dragon moon by Wilkinson, Carole
Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping and Kai have travelled far but their journey is not yet over. When a hidden message from Danzi makes the way clear, Ping knows that once again the journey of a thousand li begins with a single step.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 12352 : Dragonkeeper by Wilkinson, Carole
A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon make an epic journey across China carrying a mysterious stone that must be protected.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 65325 : Eagle by Stone, Jeff
For years Ying has been using his dragon style kung fu to gain vengeance over those who he feels have wronged him. The problem is that his whole life has been shrouded in mystery, even he does not know the truth behind his heritage.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 25919 : Eon by Goodman, Alison
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But, he has a dark secret, living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye. When Eon is catapulted into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. Some violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 58464 : Eona by Goodman, Alison
Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, thrust into the role of her country's saviour. Eona must find the strength to walk a deadly line between truth and justice, friendship and duty, and, most of all, her feelings for the king and Rat Dragoneye. Some violence and adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 48198 : Filth licker, The by Burne, Cristy & Siku (ill)
Continues the story of Miku's fight against the Takeshita Demons, with a terrifying array of new demons to overcome. Miku is going to school camp in the forest, with her friend Cait and the rest of her class. It should be fun but Miku has premonitions of danger. When Oscar goes down with a festering rash and a rushing wind blows out the bonfire, she's sure something bad is going on.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 24219 : Fire lizard by Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
The people of the Nine Valleys grow desperate as they are terrorised. Hope lies with Sensei and the Little Cockroaches as they work to defeat Hyo Moon and deliver a message to the Governor.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 19450 : First peoples of Asia by Sertori, Trisha
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Asia - the Ainu of Japan, the Bali Aga of Indonesia and the Karen of Burma. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
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Image currently unavailable 19250 : First peoples of Oceania by Sertori, Trisha
Find out about the culture, traditions, laws and ways of life of the first peoples in Oceania - the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, the Papuans of New Guinea and the Maoris of New Zealand. Includes photographs, fact boxes and quotes from elders.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 151 : Ganesh by Bosse, Malcolm J
A boy tries to fit into American society after he has grown up in India. The story concerns the death of a parent and details a traditional Indian cremation.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9327 : Garden of Empress Cassia, The by Wang, Gabrielle
Mimi has mysterious and powerful pastels and can draw a garden so beautiful and magical that real people are transported inside it. But, it would be very unfortunate if the ancient pastels were to fall into the wrong hands.
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Image currently unavailable 18405 : Garden of the purple dragon by Wilkinson, Carole
In this sequel to Dragonkeeper, Ping is entrusted with raising the young purple dragon, Kai. Kai is the last dragon in the kingdom and Ping learns there are many who want Kai for money or the healing properties of his body parts.
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Image currently unavailable 6390 : Ghost in my suitcase, A by Wang, Gabrielle
When Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers an incredible family secret. And with this secret comes danger and adventure. If Celeste is to save her family and friends, she must learn to harness her rare and powerful gift as a ghost-hunter.
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Image currently unavailable 10571 : Guess the baby by French, Simon & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
The students in Mr Judd's class have to guess who belongs to each baby photo. Even the teacher's photo is included.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9754 : Guji-Guji by Chen, Chih-Yuan
The delightful story of a very different, ugly duckling who learns to be very happy with who he is.
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Image currently unavailable 2079 : Hannah's winter by Meehan, Kierin
Contemporary and humorous, this story is dotted with snippets of Japanese language and culture, as Hannah and her ghost friend attempt to solve an ancient riddle.
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Image currently unavailable 11994 : Happiest refugee, The by Do, Anh
Anh Do, comedian and television personality, arrived in Australia as a baby in a boat full of desperate family members who suffered the perils of the sea. A mother's sacrifice, a father's heroism and their adventures in a new land are inspiring. Some strong language used in context. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9333 : Homeless bird by Whelan, Gloria
At thirteen, Koly enters a traditional Indian, arranged marriage and is widowed in months. She is imprisoned in her husband's home until abandoned to spend her days in worship with other widows. Koly discovers opportunities and savage crimes among those who would help her and those who would exploit her.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 14680 : Horse road, the by Harrison, Troon
In Ferghana, Central Asia, in 102 BC, thirteen year old Kallisto is an excellent horsewoman. One day, while racing her horses in the mountains, Kallisto sees the Chinese army approaching her city. On reaching home, she finds a deserted city, and her favourite horse and others missing. Kallisto is determined to get the horses back, even if this means being challenged to a duel of horsemanship and skill.
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Image currently unavailable 16608 : Hungry ghosts by Heinrich, Sally
Sarah is experiencing prejudice. She resents fitting in with the Aussie ways while honouring her Chinese traditions. Things become really complicated when Sarah starts hearing the voice of a ghost. Contains language that may offend some readers.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 11525 : India: arts and culture by Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 2381 : India: history and government by Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
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No book cover. 37954 : India: land and climate by Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
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No book cover. 6046 : India: plants and agriculture by Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
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No book cover. 6234 : India: the animals by Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 969 : India: the people by Sachdev, Rosemary & Marwaha, Jatinder (phot)
A fascinating insight into life in India. Find out about this richly diverse country through its arts, culture, people, landscapes, agriculture and animals.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 88037 : Indonesia book: a people, a place, a culture, The by Kerta, Sadriani Wayan
Indonesia is our closest neighbour, made up of over seventeen thousand islands, with a population of over 230 million people. Explore this country of many languages, peoples, cultures and customs. Large glossy photographs provide additional understandings in this easy to read book. Find out which city is known as the Big Durian or on what the Garuda is.
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No book cover. 10044 : Jahanara: princess of princesses, India 1627 by Lasky, Kathryn
Jahanara, favorite daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan and the most beloved of his four wives, writes about family jealousies, court intrigues, and war strategies, as well as the extravagant lifestyle of her royal family.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 902 : Japanese samurai, The by Park, Louise & Love, Timothy
Find out about the famous samurai battles in Japan, samurai swords, the Bushido code and the decline of the ancient samurai. Lots of fascinating snippets of information and explanations of foreign or ancient words.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2562 : Just one wish by Rippin, Sally
Penny has moved to Australia from China and her English is very limited. She misses her friends and her cousin is determined to make her life miserable at their school. When Penny's grandmother gives her a magic Chinese pouch, Penny has just one wish to make things right.
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Image currently unavailable 833 : Kampung boy by Lat
Illustrated story of a Muslim boy's adventures and mischief-making, fishing trips, religious education and work on his family's rubber plantation. meanwhile, the traditional way of life in his village (kampung) is steadily disappearing. A fun way to learn about Asia.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 17316 : Kazunomiya, Princess of heaven, Japan 1858 by Lasky, Kathryn
Princess Kazunomiya is the half-sister of the Emperor of Japan. She relates, in her diary and in poems, the confusing events occurring in the Imperial Palace in 1858, including political and romantic intrigue.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5340 : Kensuke's kingdom by Morpurgo, Michael
An adaptation of the Robinson Crusoe story, a family's sailing adventure turns into a story of survival following a storm.
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Image currently unavailable 220 : Kim by Kipling, Rudyard
Kim is an eleven year old Irish boy who is orphaned and lives amongst the poor on the streets in India.
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Image currently unavailable 16682 : King and the seed, The by Maddern, Eric & Hess, Paul (ill)
King Karnak is worried. He's getting old and has no heir to the throne. So, he decides to hold a rather unusual competition to find the next king. Knights and nobles flock to the palace, expecting to fight, but the king gives each of them a tiny seed to grow. Jack, the farmer's son, has come to watch and he takes a seed too.
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Image currently unavailable 9241 : Kite rider, The by McCaughrean, Geraldine
Located in China in the period of the Mongols, this story follows Haoyou's intrepid adventures across oceans and the skies.
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Image currently unavailable 223 : Kon-Tiki expedition, The by Heyerdahl, Thor
The story of a four thousand, three hundred nautical mile expedition by raft across the Pacific Ocean.
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Image currently unavailable 5108 : Kumiko and the dragon by Stewart, Briony
Kumiko not only imagines a dragon outside her window but enters a whole world of dragons in which she is very much at home. Kumiko discovers a strength she did not believe she had.
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Image currently unavailable 24906 : Kumiko and the dragon's secret by Stewart, Briony
Kumiko, a human girl born into the ancient royal bloodline of dragons, has her guardian dragon, Tomodo, by her side for protection. When her sister is kidnapped by the Shadow Catchers, Kumiko discovers that she is the only one who can save her sister, and her courage is put to the ultimate test.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 8906 : Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers by Stewart, Briony
Since discovering the secret of the Shadow Catchers, a group of powerful sorcerers determined to steal dragon magic at any cost, Kumiko knows it's only a matter of time before her family and her dragon, Tomodo, are in grave danger. To save those she loves, Kumiko must venture through a world of shadows and dark magic, where no one in her family has gone before.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 12798 : Lady of Ch'iao Kuo, warrior of the south AD 531 by Yep, Laurence
The diary of sixteen year old Lady of Ch'iao Kuo is a remarkable adventure set in Southern China in the sixth century. A born leader, Lady of Ch'iao Kuo, also known as Princess Redbird, is both courageous and keenly intelligent.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 86575 : Lin Yi's lantern by Williams, Brenda & Lacombe, Benjamin (ill)
Tonight is the moon festival and Lin Yi wants nothing more than a red, rabbit lantern. But, first, he must buy the things his mother needs at the market.
K-2 booklist
No book cover. 4901 : Lion drummer by Wang, Gabriella & McLean, Andrew
Lulu dreams that, one day, she will be the lion drummer in the Chinese dragon parade. But, through years of tradition, the drummer has always been a male and Lulu is told that girls cannot learn the drums.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 231 : Little brother by Baillie, Allan
Vithy is in war-torn Cambodia searching for his only remaining family member, his older brother.
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Image currently unavailable 24023 : Little paradise by Wang, Gabrielle
In Melbourne, in 1943, Mirabel is seventeen. She's leaving school, designing drsses and falling in love. Then, fate intervenes, her forbidden affair is discovered and JJ is posted back to China where a civil war is raging. Despite all warnings, Mirabel sets off for Shanghai and travels through great danger to find her true love. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18521 : Lord of the cranes by Chen, Kerstin
Beautiful retelling of a Chinese tale. Tian, Lord of the Cranes, leaves his home on the top of the mountain to check whether people are being kind to one another.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 8855 : Lost childhood: my life in a Japanese prison camp during WWII by Layson, Annelex Hofstra & Viola, Herman J
When the Japanese invaded the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, four year old Annelex Hofstra was taken to a Japanese prison camp. Her carefree, comfortable world was turned upside down. Annelex describes her over three years in the camp, living in fear of punishment, starvation, infection and separation.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 244 : Maddie by Caswell, Brian
Like Mike and Lisdalia, this book deals with the issues of adolescence with the added complication of living within two cultures. Maddie is a Vietnamese Australian.
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 6597 : Mang the wild orangutan by van Loon, Joan
Mang, a beautiful old orangutan, remembers what life was like living in the lush rainforests of Borneo before he was captured and then sent to a zoo.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 7840 : Mantis by Stone, Jeff
Little street urchin ShaoShu has always wanted to belong. His small size makes him an easy target. This little 'mouse' always needs to find a place to hide. When he is befriended by Hok and Ying, he thinks he has found a new family, and eagerly tags along as they continue on their travels, not knowing that his new friends are the most wanted criminals in China.
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Image currently unavailable 12815 : Mao's last dancer (young readers' edition) by Cunxin, Li
Engaging biography of a young, Chinese peasant boy who, at the age of eleven, was taken from his school and family to be trained as a classical dancer in Beijing.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 15427 : Megan's journey by Keir, June
Thirteen year old Megan discovers her mother is still alive and living in Japan. Her mother has remarried a Japanese man who lives a traditional life and they have two children. Megan has difficult choices to make.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2461 : Melting pot: the diary of Edward, Chek Chee, The by Cheng, Christopher W
It is 1903, the time of the White Australia Policy, and Edward Chek Chee is the son of a mixed marriage. His father is Chinese, his mother Australian and Edward tries to fit in to both cultures. He has to cope with racism at school and bigotry from his cousin at home, while worrying about having to go back to China to understand his ancestral roots.
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No book cover. 28875 : Million shades of grey, A by Kadohata, Cynthia
Thirteen year old Y-Tin is an elephant trainer. His life revolves around Lady and the other elephants in their small herd. But, this is Vietnam in 1975 and, now that the American forces are gone, the North Vietnamese threaten the Dega people of the Central Highlands. When the feared attack comes, Y-Tin is captured. He must risk his life and save his elephants by fleeing into the jungle.
7-9 booklist
No book cover. 11291 : Modern China by Sebag-Montefiore, Poppy
China, the world's largest country, is set to become the superpower of the 21st century. Find out about the dazzling array of peoples, places and cultures that make up this rapidly changing nation. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
5-6 booklist
No book cover. 18355 : Monkey by Stone, Jeff
Maloa is a young monk trained in Monkey style Kung Fu. Maloa loves joking around but now finds himself all alone in the woods and being hunted by hostile soldiers. Suddenly, his life is not as much fun as it used to be.
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Image currently unavailable 2985 : Monkey fist by Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
Sensei Ki-Yaga and the Samurai kids are journeying through China when Kyoko is kidnapped. Sensei's old adversary, Lu Zeng, is challenging him to try to get Kyoko back. But, getting inside the Forbidden Palace where Lu Zeng lives will not prove easy and outwitting him to get Kyoko back will be even harder.
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No book cover. 129371 : Moon bear rescue by Dale, Kim
A village opts to send a lost bear cub to a rescue sanctuary rather than sell it to a bear farm, where it would have died of chronic infections after being ""milked"" of bile for Chinese medicines, the plight of Asiatic black bears in Southern China.
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Image currently unavailable 7801 : Most beautiful lantern, The by Heinrich, Sally
The Chinese mid-autumn festival is celebrated with a parade through streets with colourful lanterns. Mei-Ling has trouble choosing her lantern because she wants it to be the most beautiful lantern in the parade.
3-4 booklist
No book cover. 17687 : My Australian story: new gold mountain, the diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, New South Wales, 1860-1861 by Cheng, Christopher W
Shu Cheong, with his father and uncle, sets off on the arduous journey to Australia's goldfields, hoping to bring back wealth for their village. But, following their deaths, Shu cannot return home without his father's body so must stay in Australia alone. Relations between the European miners and Chinese are tense and violent attacks against the Chinese are common.
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Image currently unavailable 12335 : My father's boat by Garland, Sherry
A Vietnamese-American boy spends a day with his father on his shrimp boat, listening as he describes how his own father fished on the South China Sea. They talk about going back to Vietnam one day.
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No book cover. 267 : My Hiroshima by Morimoto, Junko
Teaching students about the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, this picture book tells the story through the eyes of one who lived through this time.
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Image currently unavailable 1597 : My village: rhymes from around the world by Wright, Danielle (comp) & Moriuchi, Mique (ill)
A delightful selection of simple poems for the young to read. Beautiful illustrations complement the translations, with each poem in English and its original language. Languages include Chinese, Japanese, Norwegian, Jamaican, Iranian, Samoan and more.
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Image currently unavailable 654 : New Guinea moon by Constable, Kate
For 16 year old Julie these Christmas holidays become life changing. Her parents separated when she was three and she is meeting her father, a pilot in New Guinea, for the first time since then. In addition, spending time away from her mother is something Julie is looking forward to - a time to decide her own path.
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Image currently unavailable 9325 : Night singing by Meehan, Kierin
A funny and fascinating story of contemporary Australia with a moving tale of survival in Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War. When Josh breaks his leg, he is rescued by his kind but mysterious neighbour, Mrs Murakami.
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Image currently unavailable 277 : Nips XI by Starke, Ruth
The boys at North Illaba Primary School form a cricket team. The team includes students from different cultures and they combine to celebrate their common interests, not their diversities.
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No book cover. 280 : No-name bird: a story of East Timor by Vondra, Josef
A parallel is drawn between Jose and the other people of East Timor during the invasion by Indonesia, and the spirit of Uncle Adolfo's fighting bird.
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No book cover. 81508 : Noodle pie by Starke, Ruth
Andy and his father, a Vietnamese former refugee, return to Hanoi for the first time in over twenty years. Andy experiences a real cultural shock as he feels very Australian and doesn't like being called by his Vietnamese name. Over time, Andy discovers a lot about his relatives, his father and himself, as he helps his dad tell them about his life in Australia.
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No book cover. 3191 : Old magic by Baillie, Allan & Wu, Di (ill)
Grandfather cracks his old toy top to bring back his magic from the old country. His grandson, a Chinese Australian boy, learns to understand the place of his own culture in his new Australian lifestyle.
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Image currently unavailable 18654 : One whole and perfect day by Clarke, Judith
Lily, the sensible one in her family, wants to be like other teenagers, fall in love and not be responsible for everyone. She wants to bring her freakish family together for just one whole and perfect day.
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Image currently unavailable 291 : Onion tears by Kidd, Diana
Nam-Huong escaped from Vietnam and lost her grandfather on the long terrible voyage. She finds it hard to release her pent up grief, until her teacher falls ill.
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Image currently unavailable 66192 : Operation Storm City by Mowll, Joshua
Becca and Doug are back at their old family home in India, where they discover research papers containing clues to the expedition route of their missing parents and the location the fabled Storm City. Soon, they are on a perilous journey to the Takla Makan desert, racing against the enemy by steam train, riverboat and airship across the Himalayas. Book 3 of The Guild Trilogy.
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Image currently unavailable 40833 : Other bears, The by Thompson, Michael
Mother and Father Koala are suspicious of the other bears and surprised that they are so different. But, the little koalas have other ideas.
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Image currently unavailable 46245 : Owl ninja by Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
A drumbeat echoes through the mountains. It is calling the samurais to war. The samurai kids at Cockroach Ryu (school) don't want to fight. Somehow, they must persuade the emperor to silence the drum and stop the war.
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No book cover. 305 : Pattern of islands, A by Grimble, Arthur
The colonial governor gives his account of life on Kirabati and Tuvalu, two islands in the Pacific.
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No book cover. 13156 : Peach blossom princess, The by Chase, Katie
Rosie finds a painted fan and it has a little princess on it. And, sure enough, after saying hello, Rosie is whisked away to a beautiful garden in Japan where she meets Princess Hana.
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No book cover. 7159 : Peasant prince, The by Cunxin, Li & Spudvilas, Anne
Chinese-inspired watercolours charmingly support this picture-book adaptation of the true story of the life of a boy in Communist China, during the last decade of Chairman Mao's reign. At eleven, Li was plucked from obscurity to train as a ballet dancer, thus escaping his poor, peasant village roots. He travelled the world as a dancer and was finally reunited with his parents.
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Image currently unavailable 34219 : Peeking ducks by Bell, Krista & Rippin, Sally (ill)
Three young ducklings live with their parents and sister on a quiet stream. Ignoring instructions against exploring too far, the trio investigate the much larger River Li, where they soon find out how much they still need to learn to be safe.
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Image currently unavailable 17036 : Photographs in the mud by Wolfer, Dianne & Harrison-Lever, Brian
Jack and Hoshi are soldiers on opposite sides who meet on the Kokoda Track during World War Two. Graphic illustrations enrich this sensitive, realistic and harrowing story of the personal tragedy of two soldiers and their loved ones at home.
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Image currently unavailable 832 : Ponyo by Miyazaki, Hayao
A modern adaptation of the little mermaid's story translated from the Japanese and beautifully illustrated by award winning animation director, Hayao Miyazaki. Sosuke, a young boy, lives high on a cliff overlooking the sea and rescues a little fish he calls Ponyo. Ponyo becomes a real girl and they are firm friends until her sorcerer father forces her to return to the sea. But, Sosuke's heart is pure and true and brave.
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Image currently unavailable 52056 : Race for the Chinese Zodiac, The by Wang, Gabrielle & Rippin, Sally (ill) & Abos, Regine (ill)
The Jade Emperor has declared a great race. The first animals to cross the river will win a place in the Chinese Zodiac. But, there are only twelve places to be won and thirteen animals line up along the shore.
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Image currently unavailable 2133 : Ratwhiskers and me by Marwood, Lorraine
A prose-verse novel, set amidst the chaos and brutality of the Victorian goldfields in the 1800s. The narrator, traumatised by a fire in which her family died, and her mangy dog, Ratwhiskers, are befriended by a Chinese boy. Posing as a boy, she flees to the Chinese camp, pretending to be Chinese and taking a new name.
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Image currently unavailable 49401 : Raven Lucas: Chinese whispers by Harris, Christine
Raven's dad is still missing and the search is taking her to Malaysia. An attempted theft, intruders and a boat ride into dangerous waters can not stop Raven from learning the truth about what happened to her dad.
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No book cover. 10349 : Red bridge, The by Dunstan, Kylie
Claire and her family have moved from Australia to Vietnam. She feels lost and lonely in the busy, bustling streets of Hanoi, until she finds the red bridge and a new friend to show her the way.
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Image currently unavailable 70369 : Red haze: Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam by Davidson, Leon
A balanced view of the Vietnam War is presented but it does not tell the whole story, nor does it pretend to. For mature students, the book has evocative and harrowing descriptions of war, the role of the allied soldiers and the tactics of the Vietcong.
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No book cover. 23669 : Red piano, The by Leblanc, Andre & Barroux (ill)
For one young girl, a resident of a labour camp, a run-down, old piano brings some humanity into her life and to a system that has none. Each night, she bravely steals away to play on the battered instrument and, sheet by sheet, she gradually assembles, then copies, the music. One night, she is caught at the piano. A story about international concert pianist, Zhu Xiao-Mei, and the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
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Image currently unavailable 1230 : Red samurai by Hall, Tiffiny
Roxy is the White Warrior. She has a crush she is keeping secret, the school bully to deal with plus there is her older sister. Differences between Roxy and Elecktra are easily seen and sibling rivalry becomes a catalyst for what is to come, affecting the immediate family but also the ninja and samurai community. There is an enemy lurking and it soon becomes clear that the White Warrior is about to meet her match.
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Image currently unavailable 91550 : Revolution is not a dinner party by Compestine, Ying Chang
Ling lived a comfortable life with her parents until Comrade Li moved into their apartment. Her life changed dramatically at home and at school, and Ling soon feared for the lives of her family and friends. She endured extreme hardship just to survive, as she struggled to understand the Chinese cultural revolution. Her love for Chairman Mao and his teaching was tested to the limit.
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Image currently unavailable 3696 : Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
Shakespeare's most famous love story of revenge, violence and tragedy. Romeo, a rock star, falls in love with Juliet and Verona becomes a street in Tokyo's highly fashionable Shibuya district. The star-crossed lovers are caught up in a feud between two Yakuza, Japanese mafia, families which erupts into violence and killing. Graphic novel illustrated by Sonia Leong.
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Image currently unavailable 15366 : Running man, The by Bauer, Michael Gerard
When a young artistic boy is asked to draw a portrait of his neighbour, a disabled Vietnam veteran, the neighbours gossip. An uneasy relationship begins to unfold, one that will force the boy and the veteran to confront their darkest secrets, secrets of violence and abuse.
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Image currently unavailable 1067 : Running wild by Morpurgo, Michael
For ten year old Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday, it's a chance to put things behind them. At first, it seems just what they both need but, then, the tsunami comes crashing in. Oona, the elephant, that Will is riding on the beach, begins to run. When the tsunami has gone, Oona keeps on running. With only a bottle of water to sustain him, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle.
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Image currently unavailable 338 : Sadako and the thousand paper cranes by Coerr, Eleanor
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.
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No book cover. 15946 : Samsara dog by Manos, Helen & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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.
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Image currently unavailable 43616 : Sarindi and the lucky Buddha by Fraser, Janine M & Hurst, Elise (ill)
Sarindi tries everything to help his mother regain her health. A meeting with a stranger at Lucky Buddha's shrine changes Sarindi's life. Readers will gain an understanding of the beliefs, rituals and superstitions of the Indonesian people.
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Image currently unavailable 82692 : Sarindi's dragon kite by Fraser, Janine M & Hurst, Elise (ill)
It's Sarindi's birthday and what he wants more than anything else is the multi-coloured dragon kite he sees in the market. When he wakes up and sees the kite, he can't wait to go to the beach to fly it with his father. But, an earthquake has flattened a nearby town and he and his father must go to see if they can help.
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Image currently unavailable 342 : Saving Abbie by Baillie, Allan
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.
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Image currently unavailable 112082 : Seams of gold by Cheng, Christopher & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
Danny is off to the goldfields with his uncle who has sung in the Chinese Opera but now sews. Reluctantly, Danny also discovers he has a talent for sewing repairs and for creating beautiful things.
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Image currently unavailable 19991 : Shaolin tiger by Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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.
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Image currently unavailable 13271 : Shauzia by Ellis, Deborah
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.
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Image currently unavailable 17864 : Sky village, The by Ashland, Monk & Nigel & Nentrup, Jeff (ill)
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.
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Image currently unavailable 101579 : Snake by Stone, Jeff
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.
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No book cover. 8970 : Sondok, princess of the moon and stars, Korea AD 595 by Holman, Sheri
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.
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Image currently unavailable 15025 : Spilled water by Grindley, Sally
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.
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Image currently unavailable 16516 : Takeshita demons by Burne, Cristy & Siku (ill)
Japanese born Mika is feisty and funny, and torn between the old ways taught by her beloved, deceased grandmother and fitting into twenty-first century London. When a replacement teacher turns out to be a demon bent on her demise, Mika tackles the problem head on.
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Image currently unavailable 779 : Tale of a dark horse, The by Brennan, Sarah
It's 135BC and Emperor Han Wudi is desperate for a tall, dark and handsome horse. He will be hard to track down, as he is as free as a gypsy.
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Image currently unavailable 32293 : Tale of Chester Choi, The by Brennan, Sarah
Chester Choi is one bad Chinese dragon. He just loves children... eating them, that is! But Chester has a secret - he's desperately lonely and what he really wants is a friend.
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Image currently unavailable 13308 : Tale of Oswald Ox, The by Brennan, Sarah
Meet Oswald Ox. Bone idle on the farm, just chewing his cud and rolling in the mud, while all the other animals are hard at work. No wonder he's in trouble! Then the winter stores go missing, and Oswald is firmly in the frame. Will wisdom and dignity triumph over meanness and greed?
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Image currently unavailable 26918 : Tale of Pin Yin Panda, The by Brennan, Sarah
Pin Yin is a giant panda living in the misty Sichuan forests in China... but she isn't just any giant panda. She's got beautiful, brains and a healthy ego to match! On Chinese New Year's Eve, she makes a surprise announcement - this year is going to be The Year of the Panda. Will the tradition of a millennia be swept aside or will this practically perfect panda be put in her place?
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Image currently unavailable 32537 : Tale of Rhonda Rabbit, The by Brennan, Sarah
It's 221BC, and the mighty Emperor Qin Shi Huang is not amused. Somebody or something is stealing from the royal vegetable patch! Enter Rhonda Rabbit, one very bad bunny, with extremely annoying habits and an appetite to match! Will the Emperor save his greens, or will Rhonda Rabbit live to crunch another day?
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Image currently unavailable 32536 : Tale of Run Run Rat, The by Brennan, Sarah
Meet Run Run Rat - a loveable rodent with a mission. He's determined to find fame and glory when he sets out to travel the length and breadth of China. But fame and glory find him in the most unexpected way when he reaches Beijing on the eve of the Olympics Marathon.
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Image currently unavailable 15927 : Tale of Sybil the Snake, The by Brennan, Sarah
Everybody adores Sybil Snake - she's beautiful, clever and extremely charming. But all is not as it seems ion the Emperor's menagerie and Sybil is more of an enchantress that meets the eye.
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Image currently unavailable 1736 : Tale of Temujin, The by Brennan, Sarah
Temujin the Tiger is the Terror of the East. He's wrought a trail of destruction and fine dining from Mongolia right up to the gates of the Grand Imperial Palace in China! But Princess Precious is pretty awful as well, with a talent for tantrums and an ear-piercing scream! Watch what happens when two irresistible forces collide!
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Image currently unavailable 113080 : Tales from outer suburbia by Tan, Shaun
A beautifully illustrated and innovative book, full of fanciful whimsy that takes us to a place where we might think about ourselves and our society.
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Image currently unavailable 10418 : Tao by Newman, John
Ever since Jo took his dad away, Tao feels like he's in the middle of a tug-of-war between his parents. But, he can't help hoping that they will get back together someday. It's Tao's birthday and he's turning ten. When the phone rings, Tao thinks it's just a wrong number from someone called Mimi. But, Tao's life is about to change, forever.
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Image currently unavailable 4466 : Three Indian goddesses by Gavin, Jamila
Enter the magical and exotic world of Indian legends in these three modern stories, inspired by Hindu tales. There are temples, festivals, dancing, curses and battles, as well as three Indian goddesses, Kali, Lakshmi & Durga.
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Image currently unavailable 15759 : Three Indian princesses by Gavin, Jamila
Discover the enchanting lives of three Indian princesses, Savitri, Damayanti and Sita, in these retellings of three Hindu tales. Enter the world of palaces, beautiful jewels, romance, jealousy, secrets and demons.
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Image currently unavailable 18354 : Tiger by Stone, Jeff
The ancient Canzghen Temple is destroyed, its secret scrolls stolen and all the warrior monks are dead except for the five youngest. Tiger is one monk who was trained in violence, in tiger-style Kung Fu. He works to reclaim the secret dragon scroll.
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Image currently unavailable 29438 : Tiger trouble by D'Ath, Justin
Sam is determined to save a pair of baby tigers about to be smuggled out of India, when he encounters a tiger which can take care of itself.
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Image currently unavailable 415 : Tiger, The by Masson, Sophie
Java is the setting for this story about an Indonesian family and an old mystery surrounding Nick's grandmother.
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Image currently unavailable 4442 : Tikki Tikki Tembo by Mosel, Arlene
A retelling of the Chinese folk tale about a boy who falls down a well and nearly drowns because his brother struggles with his tongue-twister name. It has become a children's classic.
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Image currently unavailable 14541 : Travelling solo to India by Guthridge, Bettina
Curry, camel fairs, cricket and tigers. Come to India and have all the fun of travel without leaving home. Glossary and index included.
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No book cover. 4545 : Travelling solo to Japan by Guthridge, Bettina
All the fun of travelling to Japan without leaving home.
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Image currently unavailable 5905 : Travelling solo to Vietnam by Guthridge, Bettina
Rice fields, water puppets, sampans and pagodas. Come to Vietnam and have all the fun of travel without leaving home. Glossary and index included.
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Image currently unavailable 4547 : Treasure hunters by Baillie, Allan
A young boy is rescued from a disaster at sea and joins his father searching for treasure near an Indonesian island. His story is interwoven with that of Diego who is travelling on a 16th century Portuguese treasure ship.
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No book cover. 24909 : Tsunamis by Fradin, Judy & Dennis
The 2004 Asian Tsunami resulted from the second largest earthquake ever recorded. Lasting over eight minutes, it was also the longest on record. The quake measured 9.0 on the Richter scale, large enough to vibrate the entire planet and violent enough to move an ocean. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography put you in the terrifying path of the huge wave that washed ashore in many countries.
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Image currently unavailable 428 : Two bullies, The by Morimoto, Junko
Two strong men try to out bluff each other, and each becomes a winner. This has been translated from an original Japanese story.
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No book cover. 5812 : Tyger Tyger by Stanley, Elizabeth
The tigers living in the jungle are threatened by poachers. The monks take many of them in and become their devoted keepers, but how can they protect the tigers still in the jungle.
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Image currently unavailable 9167 : Unforgotten coat, The by Boyce, Frank Cottrell
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.
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Image currently unavailable 26307 : Vermonia: call of the winged panther by Yoyo
Evil Lord Uro's soldiers have kidnapped and imprisoned Mel, far away from her friends and her home on the planet of Blue Star. Her friends pledge to find her and continue on their fated journey through the Turtle Realm. Their destiny has long ago been foretold in an ancient prophecy. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 42774 : Vermonia: quest for the silver tiger by Yoyo
The planet of Vermonia has fallen to General Uro's army. On Earth, four twelve year old friends have no idea that the time has come for them to fulfil an ancient prophecy. To save the kidnapped and imprisoned Mel Doug, Naomi and Jim need to release their own, true warrior spirit. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 2770 : Vermonia: release of the red phoenix by Yoyo
General Uro's reign of terror continues to spread through Turtle Realm. Doug, Naomi and Jim, are brought to a village, burning under Uro's evil command. Naomi must become one with her warrior spirit to help put out the destructive flames and free Mel who is trapped in a bubble. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 18910 : Vermonia: the Rukan prophecy by Yoyo
The battle for Vermonia continues and depends on the courage of four friends. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 50907 : Vermonia: the warrior's trial by Yoyo
The Blue Star Warriors enter the core of Xandan Island in a desperate attempt to protect the Pillar of Thunder. Jim and Doug must pass through the Lake of Wishes, where whatever they long for most will be used against them. Even with the help of their animal guardians, they may not be able to save the Turtle Realm from falling into darkness. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 440 : Village by the sea, The by Desai, Anita
This story is set in a fishing village near Bombay, India, and tells of the two oldest children and their struggle to keep the family together.
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No book cover. 1960 : Wabi sabi by Reibstein, Mark & Young, Ed (ill)
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.
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Image currently unavailable 2925 : Way of the dragon, The by Bradford, Chris
1613. Japan is threatened with war and samurai are taking sides. As the battles begin, Jack's warrior training is put to the ultimate test. His survival depends upon him mastering the secret sword technique of the legendary samurai Masamoto. First Jack must recover his father's prize possession from the deadly ninja Dragon Eye.
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Image currently unavailable 9945 : Way of the warrior, The by Bradford, Chris
It's1611 and Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan, his father and crew slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. Life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival. Jack is singled out by bullies and treated as an outcast.
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Image currently unavailable 10698 : Whale's child, The by Rubinstein, Gillian
Ken has been having problems with his training for squad swimming. The unexpected discovery of a Japanese relative and her tales of the migrating whales help him to succeed.
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Image currently unavailable 60317 : White crane by Fussell, Sandy & Nest James, Rhian (ill)
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.
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Image currently unavailable 5363 : Wicked warriors and evil emperors by Lloyd, Alison & Denton, Terry (ill)
Imagine that you're made a king at twelve. You have tons of gold, a network of spies and a million soldiers. You also have plenty of enemies. This is the incredible story of Zheng Ying, who in 221BC conquered all the states, unified them under one banner and declared himself the first Emperor. He was brilliant and brutal, and his legend has lived on for thousands of years. Includes cartoon style illustrations.
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Image currently unavailable 9552 : Wishing cupboard, The by Hathorn, Libby & Stanley, Elizabeth (ill)
When his mother goes away Tran's grandmother shows him a wishing cupboard. They find it full of things, places and special memories.
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Image currently unavailable 15042 : Zen shorts by Muth, Jon J
These Zen tales involve a poor man giving gifts to a robber, a farmer who realises there are silver linings to dark clouds and a monk who must learn to let go of his burdens.
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