Things are going well for him, particularly at school where he isn't bullied any more. But, he notices that his best friend, Christopher, is starting to miss school, hiding out and avoiding everyone. When a football match turns ugly and Jack and Christopher witness some unfair dirty play, they know that, again, the bullying has to stop. Being Miss Nobody Rosalind wants to talk, she really does, but the only place she can is home. At school or anywhere in public, no matter how badly she wants to, her words get stuck and refuse to come out. Unsurprisingly, this has had a big impact on her life and as a consequence, she has no friends.
You can imagine how tough it is for her, then, when she starts in Year 7 at Manor High. Pretty much instantly she is the target of bullies and her life becomes even more miserable than it already was.
But a new therapist, and her little brother's total faith in her, lead Rosalind to becoming Miss Nobody - an online voice for the nobodies, the victims, the sad kids. And, at first, this seems to be a real step forward in her fight to be 'normal'. But then Miss Nobody's fame starts to morph into something more sinister. Is Miss Nobody actually just as much of a bully as the real bullies? Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books.
See Series lists for individual titles. Bellmaker, The Vicious Foxwolf, a fox who long ago discovered the body of a wolf and skinned it to wear as his own, is holding Mariel and Dandin captive. The pair are at the mercy of the evil despot and have only one hope of survival. Belonging This wordless picture book, with exquisite collage illustrations, explores the re-greening of a city, the role of community and the significance of children, family and neighbourhood in changing the urban environment.
Bend it like Beckham 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. Beneath Quentaris Nisha is a young, untrained fire magician in the beguiling city of Quentaris. Nisha is troubled by her erratic powers. Benjamin Franklin: revolutionary inventor Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents.
He was a scientist who experimented with electricity, a diplomat who served as envoy to France and negotiated peace with England, a mapmaker, printer and writer. He signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and established America's first hospital. Their business of scavenging fishing tackle leads to a very dangerous encounter. Beowulf A translation of the classic, Anglo-Saxon epic of warriors, dragons and monsters composed between the 7th and 10th centuries.
Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above. Beowulf Beowulf, the fearless warrior battles three evils that terrorise the entire kingdom of Denmark. He slays Grendel the merciless ogre and his vengeful sea hag mother. In his old age, Beowulf faces a bloody struggle with the deadly dragon of the deep in which he may not be as successful as in his youth. Beowulf: graphic novel Gareth Hinds' Beowulf is a beautiful graphic novel, with some violent scenarios, remaining true to the classic Norse saga about Beowulf.
He tackles a dragon with tragic consequences leaving questions about the real cost of his sacrifice. Best ballgirl, The When Kristen discovers that her tennis hero, Maggie Stephenson, is playing in a tournament at her tennis club, she is desperate to be chosen as one of the ballgirls. But, her arch rival, Sally, looks set to sabotage Kristen's chances of appearing on centre court and to steal the guy that she likes a lot. Best day of my life, The In Jharia, India,Valli spends her days picking up coal and fighting with her cousins.
Her family won't let her go to school and there's never enough food. When Valli discovers that her 'aunt' is a stranger who was paid to take her, she leaves Jharia and begins a new life, surviving on the streets of Kolkata. A chance encounter with a doctor may change her life but Valli must decide if she trusts enough to accept help. Best mate Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life as he passes from owner to owner. A wonderful story of the bond between a pet and three families who get back much more than they could have imagined from allowing a dog into their lives.
This book is also known as Born to Run. Beth: the story of a child convict After being caught stealing on the streets of London, Beth is sent to Australia as a child convict on the First Fleet. Through Beth's story, we discover the unbearable hardships those first convicts suffered, not only on the long journey to Sydney Cove but also in the two years of near-famine following their arrival.
A story inspired by the life of the youngest female convict with the First Fleet. Better Nate than ever Thirteen year old Nate Foster doesn't enjoy his life. He is nothing like his sporty brother, his strict parents seem to be close to divorce and he's bullied about his weight and sexuality Nate is currently undecided. With his love of Broadway musicals, Nate grabs a chance to escape when he hears about an audition. As his naive plan disintegrates, Nate stays just one step ahead of disaster while keeping his sense of humour. Between shades of gray In , fifteen year old Lina is preparing for art school and looking forward to summer.
When the Soviet secret police invade her home and forcibly remove Lina, her mother and brother, they must fight for their lives. They are transported via cattle trucks from Lithuania to remote Siberia in a harrowing, violent journey. It is also a story of incredible courage and strength. Includes violence and cruelty. Between the lives Sabine is an eighteen year old caught between two lives.
Her life in Wellesey is the almost perfect world, a place of glamorous friends, all you could want and a doting boyfriend. Her other life in Roxbury is less than perfect and here she is considered by many as a rebel, out of place. Every twenty-four hours on the stroke of midnight, Sabine moves between worlds. Your aunt and uncle told you to stay out of their basement. So, of course, you check it out. That's where you find the dusty old refrigerator. In the fridge there are two containers. One is filled with purple goop.
It smells just like a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. The other holds a piece of chocolate cake. Your stomach is growling. If you eat the purple goop, you start shrinking. Pretty soon you're battling it out with a gigantic monster - a mouse! If you choose the cake, you grow into a tall giant. Now you're trying to escape the police, who are convinced you're a mutant alien! Beware of the storybook wolves This book with colourful illustrations and an interesting layout will tell you what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook. Beware, the snowman Sherpia is a cold, cold place.
It is a tiny village on the edge of the Arctic Circle, and there is lots of snow. When Jaclyn moves into Sherpia, she soon finds that it's not just the snow that freezes the blood in Sherpia. Beyond the bright sea Crow was just a baby when she was tied into a boat and pushed out to sea. When she washes up onto a tiny island, there are just 3 clues to her origin; a birthmark in the shape of a feather, a ruby ring and a sea-soaked letter with just a few cryptic words remaining.
Crow will set out on a remarkable treasure hunt, and discover what it truly means to be a family.
Beyond the deepwoods Abandoned at birth in the perilous Deepwoods, Twig is brought up by woodtrolls. One night, Twig does what has never been done before, he strays from the path. He finds a nightmare world, but is driven on to discover his true identity. Beyond the knock-knock door After ruining a classmate's costume party, the Bowman triplets are chased into the city sewers.
Locked inside, they discover a gateway to another world where sharks fly, swashbucklers scheme and party costumes become real. The triplets are mistaken for famous heroes and must fight the biggest trouble of all. BFG, The The big friendly giant captures Sophie but he only wants to keep her, not eat her, as the other giants would.
Big bash league series Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. Big bash league: Academy smash Billy loves to bowl, fast! He is also a massive Melbourne Stars fan and when his friend Wen Lee lets him know about a cricket academy camp, run by none other than the Stars, Billy is desperate to go! So is Wen Lee, even if she does barrack for the Brisbane Heat.
Trouble is, the applications are about to close and Billy needs to find a way to raise money for the entry fee. Perhaps a speed bowling competition is in order! Big bash league: Bowling blitz Talented fast bowler Jimmy and his sister, Izzy, have just moved from Perth to Adelaide. Both are huge BBL fans- Perth Scorchers, of course- but while outgoing Izzy has already signed up to the local cricket club, Jimmy isn't sure he's ready to be part of a new team.
Especially if they're all Adelaide Strikers fans! Then one day, Jimmy has a run-in with a kid and his dad from a neighbouring cricket club- they want him to play for their team, not Izzy's. The dad seems seriously desperate and Jimmy is sure something fishy is going on. Will Jimmy find the courage to join the local club and let his bowling do the talking? Big bash league: Captains' clash Fletcher, Jana and their mates are counting down to their greatest game ever - a full T20 match!
The gang have organised the whole thing themselves and can't wait to get out onto the pitch. But before that, they're off to watch a blistering double-header between the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder, where they witness a school cricket team display their impressive skills at half-time. The group are inspired by what they're seeing, but when Fletcher and Jana arrive at the field on the day of their big game, another team is already playing. Will Fletcher and Jana work out a way to settle the score with the intruders?
Big bash league: Carnival splash The first T20 Crickomania Carnival is happening and two teams of kids have been selected to represent the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder. The event begins with lots of excitement but also some strange occurrences. There is a mix up with the coaches, unexplained rules and an opposing team who really wants to win. Can everyone pull together to make the carnival a success?
The stakes are high with the winner qualifying for the State T20 Championships in Perth. They will also receive tickets to the Perth Scorchers versus Melbourne Renegades double header! The Galahs haven't beaten the Eagles in 30 years, but that was before they had the mysterious and brilliant Allunga on their team. Can they finally turn the tables? Big bash league: Double delivery Cricket-mad twins Millie and Maggie are on holidays in Queensland at their uncle's caravan park.
Straight away, they notice a group of kids on the oval playing cricket. The girls are dying to join in, but apparently it's 'boys only'. Millie and Maggie are not impressed -they're huge Hobart Hurricanes fans and can bat, bowl and field as well as any boy! It's time to come up with a plan to show these Brisbane Heat-loving boys that girls can play too! Meanwhile, there's something strange going on at the caravan park, with all manner of things slowly disappearing- including a beloved cricket bat!
Will the girls outshine the boys and unravel the mystery before their holiday is over? Big bash league: Representative clash Tommy is a huge hitter and loves nothing more than smashing balls out of the park with his impressive handmade bat. He is a diehard Hobart Hurricanes fan and has his fingers crossed that he will be selected for the Hobart representative team that will take on Adelaide in the upcoming Adelbart Clash.
But when Tommys bat goes missing he can feel his chances slipping away. It is up to his friends to help him find his bat so he can chase his place on the rep team! Big bash league: Switch hit showdown Star batter and die-hard Melbourne Renegades fan Barney is pumped that his school team is going to play in the first-ever T20 Blast School Cup! The competition is nearly full, with just one spot remaining. Then Barney meets Fifi- a Melbourne Stars supporter who is desperate to be part of the action. Problem is, her school doesn't have a cricket team. So when word spreads that the final school has signed up, Barney is shocked to discover that it's led by none other than Fifi.
To make matters worse, her team blitzes the opposition in their opening game. It seems a spy mission is in order! Will the truth come out before Barney and Fifi's teams collide in the grand final? Big book of Antartica, The Antarctica is the driest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth.
Even though it is a harsh and difficult place to live, Antarctica is home to more than a thousand plant and several hundred animal species. Antarctica has 90 per cent of Earth's ice and plays a major role in our weather. Scientists from around the world live and work in Antarctica to better understand the future of our planet. Welcome to The Big Book of Antarctica. Big book of Aussie dinosaurs Everything you have ever wanted to know about when dinosaurs ruled Australia. Big book of fantasy quests Detailed and colourful fantasy-adventure scenes filled with things to find, mysteries to solve and colourful creatures and characters to outwit.
Big book of numbers If you love numbers, want to love numbers or just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful life we live, then this numbers book is for you. Discover primes, Pi, perfect numbers and how many ribs an elephant has. The good news is Mrs Payne, their fifth class teacher, won't be going. The bad news is the Principal is going instead. Most pupils are scared to do anything to upset Principal Dorking but Harry and Jessie can always be counted on to make or find trouble. The alternative, the BayView Leisure Centre, might be modern and flashy, but it is steamy, crowded and no fun.
But, Nathan has an idea that is so brilliant in its simplicity. They can dig themselves a pool in the backyard. Big dry, The With each year of drought the heat became worse. The lawns and crops withered and died. Buildings began to crumble and collapse, and more people left the city. George and his little brother, Beeper, become worried when their father fails to return from a trip to town for food and fuel.
Fear for the safety of their dad quickly becomes a fight for their own survival in the hot and brutal conditions. Big four, The Poirot, the Belgian detective, again finds himself plunged into a world of intrigue when an uninvited stranger, coated in dust from head to foot and with a gaunt face, stands staring at him and then collapses in his doorway. Poirot must uncover the truth and solve the mystery of the piece of paper the stranger clutched with figure 4s scribbled over it.
Beautifully illustrated by Alain Paillou. Big game Thirteen year old Oskari is sent into the Finnish wilderness, armed only with a bow and arrow, to survive in an ancient test of manhood. But, he stumbles upon an escape pod from a burning airliner. Terrorists have shot down the President of the United States. To survive, this improbable duo must trust each other and become a team capable of overcoming the danger that is imminent. Big little book of happy sadness, The One Friday, George visits the animal shelter and, in the very last cage, he sees Jeremy, a sad dog who looks as lonely and lost as George feels.
Big Nate and friends Sixth-grader Nate Wright is on top of the world, with a little help from his friends. His best buddies, Francis and Teddy, stick with Nate through thick and thin, usually thin. Nate's disastrous love life, his chess tournament trash talking, even his misguided attempt to be a bad boy. Along the way, Nate and his pals are joined by Artur, the gentle exchange student who's popular with almost everyone. And, don't forget Gina, the teacher's pet who gets an 'A' for annoying.
Big Nate blasts off Nate's landed a job at the school paper and he can't wait to show off his cartooning talents. But, making fun of the toughest kid in class might not be the brightest idea. And, telling blabber-mouth Dee Dee about his secret crush isn't such a smart move either. Big Nate flips out When Nate gets his best friend into big trouble, he needs to clean up his act, fast, before someone else ruins everything.
Then Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes. But, Nate can't crack under the pressure of the 'Ultimate Snowdown'. But, that's no easy task - Breckenridge is a plant-doodling, total fun-sponge. There's also something strangely familiar about this guy. Big Nate makes the grade Nate Wright is known to his pals and teachers for many things, his penchant for mischief and his school record for detentions being the foremost.
But beating out brainiac Gina's grades is not one of those things. Big Nate on a roll Nate's a big deal in his scout troop until Artur, also known as Mr Perfect, joins. Now, Nate's stuck in second place. And Artur means business. Nate wants to take the grand prize and not wipe out, big time. Big Nate out loud: graphic novel Eleven year old Nate Wright is living out loud and he wouldn't have it any other way.
Even though his friends won't let him be the lead singer in their band, Nate continues to rock. He's a superstar of the comics pages and of the best-selling series of Big Nate books and he's a big hit with kids everywhere. This collection features daily and Sunday strips that originally appeared in newspapers.
Big Nate series Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. Big Nate strikes again Big Nate will surpass all others but it won't be easy. He's stuck with Gina, his all-time enemy, who just might ruin everything.
Nate wants to win but there's always detention, again. Big Nate: From the top Big Nate is taking it from the top. That is, the top of the troublemaker's list. Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for school detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth-grade Renaissance man. So, when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger.
From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky attitude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents. Big Nate: Great minds think alike Nate Wright is a wisecracking eleven year old who knows he's destined for greatness. He's a sixth-grade chess prodigy, a self-described genius and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's often in hot water with his teachers and classmates but Nate's winning personality and can-do attitude always make him a big hit with readers.
Big Nate: Here goes nothing Nate is pleased to hear his school will be closed for months to clean up toxic mould in the building. Then, he learns that he will have to attend Jefferson Middle School while his school is cleaned. How will he be able to stand it? He is star goalie for his school football team and Jefferson is undefeated in this year's competition. Will Nate defend his goal and save the day?
Or will Jefferson win again? Big Nate: In a class by himself Nate knows he's meant for big things, really big things. But, life doesn't always go your way just because you're awesome. Trouble always seems to find him but Nate keeps his cool no matter what. He knows he's great.
A fortune cookie told him so. Big Nate: In the zone Nate's not having the best of luck. In fact, he's not having any luck at all. But, with a little boost, thanks to Chad's lucky foot, suddenly good luck is everywhere. Nate's in the zone, for now. Big Nate: Super scribbler This companion activity book to the Big Nate series is packed with laughs, activities and fun. Big Nate: The crowd goes wild, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history.
He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm. Big Nate: Thunka thunka thunka Nate Wright's baseball team has just been given the lamest name in Little League history; he's on the verge of becoming know-it-all Gina's personal servant for a day; and Spitsy, the closest thing he has to a dog of his own, is in love with a cat.
Nate's up to his ears in stress. Luckily, an empty plastic soda bottle is the perfect remedy. All Nate has to do is drum it gently against his head, thunka, thunka, thunka, and the pressures of dealing with Coach John, Mrs Godfrey and the terrifying Kim Cressly begin to fade away. Big Nate: Welcome to my world Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history.
He's a self-described genius and sixth-grade Renaissance Man who lives with his dad and older sister and enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm. This comic collection includes over three hundred black and white Big Nate comic strips, with bonus Big Nate activities. Big picture book of environments, The With stunning images and fact boxes, this book reveals Earth's diversity and beauty. It explores the effects of changing climate on environments around the world including the great rivers, deserts, Arctic regions, cities and forests. Big picture book of human civilisation, The If you love facts and figures or you are a budding scientist, this book will tell you about the great advances and crises of human history, from 20, years ago until now.
Read about the first cultivated crops, the taming of cats and dogs, the discovery of electricity, the earliest city and lots more. Big picture book, The Description of Planet Earth's history from twelve billion years ago until now. Also includes a prediction about its future. Big picture, The: Men who changed the world Throughout time men have accomplished some great things. Read about some very famous men and discover what they have done and how it has impacted the world we live in today. Big picture, The: Women who changed the world Women can do amazing things, this book looks at some very famous women and what they have achieved in their lives.
Learn more about some women you may have heard of, and find out about some women from the past who changed how things were done. Bill Gates: computer legend In , Bill Gates launched Microsoft Windows, a computer program now used by people at work and at play all around the world. As head of Microsoft, he is the richest man in the world and aims to be the largest benefactor in history.
Bill rules Bill and Matty are the best of friends and neighbours which leads to exciting adventures and, sometimes, more than a little trouble. When Bill learns that his father is coming home from jail, his world is tipped upside down. Worries start to mount but Matty has an idea to help Bill. But life doesn't always go according to plan. Billie and the parent plan Billie's mum is getting married to a bald, old man.
Billie doesn't fit in with her uncool stepfather and her posh stepsister and would rather live with her best mate, Archie. A funny book about Billie's valiant attempts to resist her new family. Billionaire boy Joe Spud is the richest twelve year old because his father reinvented toilet paper and became rich. He owns a racing car and a crocodile, but the one thing he can't buy is a friend.
When he changes schools, he encounters twin bullies, a greedy lunch lady and new friends. Billy Mack's war When Captain Mack is released from prison camp at the end of the war, no-one is sure what to expect, least of all his son Billy. He might be the same man who went off to war full of hope and pride or his experiences may have changed him forever.
Billy that died with its boots on, The Paying homage to the rhythms, word play and humour of Banjo Paterson and C. J Dennis the author has looked to everyday Australian activities, landscapes and people for inspiration. The 65 poems are gathered in fifteen loose groupings including animals, leisure activities, and places. Best read to or with someone. Billy the kid Billy doesn't think or act his age. His memories of his days as a Chelsea striker and his interests keep him younger than he seems.
Billy Thunder and the night gate Rage is desperate to find the healing magic that will save her mother. Her quest leads her to Valley, a strange, dark place where witches and wizards lurk. Binna Binna man, The A young Aboriginal boy is travelling back to his home on the mission to attend the funeral of a cousin. Bionicle: legacy of evil The Piraka are the embodiment of evil. It is a mystery how they met, what caused them to join forces and how they learnt about the Mask of Life. Even more mysterious is the seventh Piraka. Bird Let your imagination fly in this evocative, wordless picture book.
Birdie in the sky Birdie and her dad love being up in the sky in their Tiger Moth plane, Peggybelle. That is, until a terrible accident makes it a matter of life and death, and Birdie finds herself flying the plane alone. Birds Be an eyewitness to the breathtaking moment when a chick hatches from its egg, Find out why wings are different shapes and sizes.
Discover lots of interesting facts about birds including the world's biggest, smallest and fastest birds. Birds of a feather Year 6 schoolgirls must deal with issues of bullying. Birds of prey close up Take a closer look at these amazing predators. They use their keen eyesight, curved beaks, sharp talons and powerful legs to hunt, capture and kill their prey.
Birrung the secret friend Birrung, a young indigenous girl, lives with the family of Richard Johnson, chaplain to the Australian colony in When Birrung befriends orphaned Barney and Elsie, a mute, the Johnson family also takes them in.
As Barney's feeling for Birrung grow, he is advised that his friendship with a 'native' girl, and all that she taught him about her language and lore, must remain a secret, forever. Birthday book, The: An illustrated treasury of stories and poems A collection of fact and fiction, some extracts and some complete works, with a common theme of birthdays. Illustrations by Quentin Blake add a lovely dimension.
Lee Hargrove only wants one thing-to win a scholarship to Summer Sports Camp. His school is holding a competition and the winner gets to attend the camp for free. Lee is one of the favorites to win along with his friend, Cory "Lucky Duck" Duckworth and another athletic classmate, Laura Grodin. Laura is good Lee has an idea and he's about to give Cory an unforgettable birthday present that will really get the party started. Bit of a hero, A Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father, a firefighter, who lost his life trying to save a child. Life just gets worse when a bully joins his class at school and Mum meets a new man.
Tom wonders whether he can find the courage within himself to stand up to the bully, and to accept the many changes in his life. Bite of the mango By thirteen, Mariatu had experienced rape, genital mutilation, an unwanted pregnancy and witnessed the horrors of war in Sierra Leone. Both her hands were amputated when she was captured by rebel soldiers.
Her honest and unembellished account of her life is inspiring with its hope for a better future and the great love that the survivors share. Bitter chocolate A gripping story of two boys whose lives are anything but carefree. Pascal and Kojo work on a cocoa plantation in West Africa and they desperately want to get back to their homes to see if their families are still alive. Global social issues of child soldiers and child labour are sensitively and realistically portrayed. Blabber mouth Rowena cannot speak.
Unlike Rowena, her father, whom she decides to change, is blundering and enthusiastic and obsessed with country music. Blabber mouth: the play This stage adaptation of Gleitzman's novel explores disabilities, friendship and families. Black Ebony Marshall is in her final year of high school. She can't wait to leave quiet, little Dainsfield, where she's known only as Black due to her name.
But, there's another reason. Everyone says Black is cursed. Three friends have died in tragic accidents. Now, it's easier to be on her own. When her formal date ends up in intensive care, the gibes and rejection escalate. Black is in danger. She has to fight for her life, find help when uncertain of who to trust, and strike out at the superstition and hysteria. Black Baron Black Baron was the best racing cockroach ever, in fact he was unbeaten. He lived a secret life of privilege and fame hidden under Jake's bed, until the day that Jake's mum discovered him.
Black Baron must survive the exterminators if he is to live to race again.
Black Beauty Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt, he is free to gallop in the fresh meadows with his beloved mother and their kind master. But, when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. But, Black Beauty is brave, with an unbreakable spirit and will. Black book of colours, The An extraordinary and unique picture book, complete with Braille and embossed illustrations. All black in colour, it is stylistically striking and offers the sighted reader an unparalleled insight into the interpretation of the world from the perspective of a blind child.
Black cauldron, The The evil death-lord Arawn is threatening the peaceful land of Prydain. Taran, the pig-keeper and hero of the Chronicles, must help find and destroy Arawn's powerful black cauldron, which creates an army of warriors who cannot be killed as they have no life. Taran must overcome the huntsman of Annuvin and the enchantresses, Orddu, Orwen and Orgoch, to fulfil his mission and protect Prydain. Black Cockatoo Mia rescues a dirrarn black cockatoo, and faces her biggest challenge yet when she chooses to care for the bird, knowing it is her totem animal.
Mia feels powerless to change the things she sees around her, until she explores the fragile connections of family and culture and discovers her own inner strength. When Frankie first meets his new neighbour, Mickey Collins, he's not sure what to make of the scruffy, tough-talking ratbag. But, when he forms a gang, Mickey soon proves he's quick on his feet and good in a fight. The book details her life, from growing up in poverty in the Australian outback and the inspirations behind her decision to join the Convent and establish the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph.
Black Jack Anderson The infamous Black Jack Anderson, Australia's most notorious pirate, was a towering black American holed up with his evil-doing gang in the treacherous seas and islands off the south west coast of Australia. The fascinating details of his life and times; his mistresses, the treachery, bloodshed and escapes are as compelling as his personality, with his resourcefulness, power and passion.
When a powerful weapon is stolen, the three of them must battle through sixteenth-century Japan and present-day New York to stop a power-hungry shogun from destroying the city. Betrayal and the testing of friendships combine in a battle for world supremacy. And, even worse, Battle Boy has a new SimulSkin. Black snake: the daring of Ned Kelly Offers historical insights, without glorification, into the life of the outlaw as told by characters present at the various events in Ned's life.
Supported by archival photographs, press clippings and quotes from correspondence and other documents. Black Sunday Nipper only wants to be one thing, a lifesaver. In his world, they're larger than life, walking, talking heroes. Nipper's too young but he starts to train in secret, challenging himself in the Bondi surf. But, his secret comes to light one hot Sunday in , a day that has become infamous in Australia's history.
Based on a true story. Black swan, The A black swan escapes from a cage and flies away to another land, where villagers welcome her to settle. They believe that birds bring good fortune and, each year, the villagers build nests beside the lake to lure them. The people ask the swan to incubate an egg found in one of the nests. When the ground shakes and everyone is afraid, the swan asks them to leave their valley. Black tengu The Samurai Kids are finally back in Japan. But not at their ryu in the Tateyama Mountains.
Instead, Sensei has taken them to the snowy lands of Ezo - the place of his birth. The place where Sensei must face his demons and right the terrible wrong that has tormented him. Will Niya have the courage to help Sensei as he promised? Is Sensei really a black Tengu? Black warrior Everyone close to Roxy has been cursed and the monster Tigon has been unleashed on her hometown.
Lanternwood's only hope is for the ninja and samurai clans to join forces. Gaza as always. During that 33 days of blunders by your first class military, their Naval Flagship was hit, directly by a Hezbollah C Chinese variant anti-ship missile. That took Israels use of the coast away from their planning. And up until the very last day, Hezballah was still bombarding Israeli targets with missiles. Lol have you following the news? Syrian military is now first class.
Their equipment too soon would be upgraded. Out of Merkavas, 44 were completely destroyed. Army battalions, effectively grinding them into the sand, shredding entire columns with artillery shells daisy chained together. Or the snipers, and one named Juba comes to mind, who spread terror and fear in the hearts of G. The U. The bell is about to toll for the apartheid Zionist entity in the Middle East, and the U. Israel does. They are the pussys. Who have come back from Afghanistan and Iraq damaged goods, heroin addicts, PTSD , psychologicaly damaged, comitting suicide at alarming rates,?
S troops, that who. Are you saying they are pussies? You see the differance is the arab inbreeds of hezbolla are lead by good fighters form Iran why do you think Israel is so scared of Iran cuz they are good fighters and strategists the war was a humiliation for the IDF since they faced a well lead enemy. But the SAA wold be wiped out if they faced the IDF since they are too stupid to lead their troops well the SAA relys on the Syrain republican gaurds and Tiger forces whom need to do all the work since the rest of the SAA are hopeless incompetant idiots who cant take on a bunch of terrorists.
They were trained, but they are not lead. Hezbollah has their own generals and commanders.
The fact that you do not know this means you know fuck all. If they are lead by arabs they will be killed off instantly. So sad when you are looking right at the truth yet continue to deny the obvious. The Tiger Forces, 4th Armored Division et al are all great, hardcore fighters. But they also fight in unison with Hezbollah, who do most of the clearing operations. I know it pains you to see Arabs kicking ass, all the way to the Golan line, which they will soon find an excuse to cease the Golan, as they know Israel on the ground is a pathetic force.
Yes kicking ass vs other inbreed arabs when was the last time a arab nation lead by arabs won vs the IDF in a large scale war? Like a said, all it took was a militia, Hezbollah, who stopped the idf right in its track. Israel had two armored battalions, and total air superiority. They nearly lost their naval flagship in the debacle, divine victory for Hezbollah. Arab forces aligned against Israel are very, very experienced, after 7 years of grueling desert, rural and urban warfare.
They are lightning quick, small units acting as one, and would roll up the IDF in short order. The IDF in the Golan might even find themselves outmaneuvered, outflanked, outmatched and routed or surrounded. Israeli airstrikes will not be a factor, because the forces of the axis of resistance have adapted to this, and they are highly mobile, and can get up close and personal with the IDF rendering air strikes ineffective. They are a pathetic bunch. Tel Aviv having the second biggest parade in the world by capita ratio. And Israels nukes mean nothing, and are in effect unusable. Only Terrorists like you will help Terrorists.
Even if the plane did cross into illegally occupied Golan , yoy scumbags have no right to shoot it down. What israhelli territory? They didnt launch an invasion of syria to protect isis. Thats what Russia did but its the line their holding now. Syria will just have to be careful. And, of course, these misiles failed. Maybe Israel should consider to by S Russia system…. Oh, but north american tax-payer money Israel money will not allow to do this. If it was over the Golan — that has to be internationally recognised Syrian airspace. The occupation of the Golan is not accepted by the UN or most countries.
So Israel has just committed an act of war. Shooting down an aircraft in what is clearly Syrian airspace. So what next? Put simply defenseless. I hope you realize that it was a ground to air missile. Not as easy to take out, less time to deal with it. IF there are iranian troops and guided missiles in Syria — as per Israeli claims — it would be a proper thing to unleash half-a-dozen on that Patriot battery, citing the right of Syria to defend itself….
Syria has recover 6 air defence bases in that area but need time to set it up using new Sam system.
Hoopstars Go to the Hoop. Spectaular Stone Soup. Secret at the Polk Street School. Andrea Needham first became involved in radical politics when living in Washington, D. Shooting down an aircraft in what is clearly Syrian airspace.
The only ground forces left near the Golan Heights in Syria are ISIS, all of the other rebel forces have surrendered and been relocated. In an attempt to shoot down SAA launched Tochka rockets fired at ISIS enclave on Israeli-Jordan borders — but in initial operational use new Israeli system failed to hit their targets, causing questions in Israel itself. Interesting assessment thank you! It was a Russian made jet after all…. Dont forget, they got the backing of all…. Two sides of the same coin. And both in on the Agenda. A one world government with Jerusalem as its capital under satanic jewish leadership.
Today Mr. Putin sent delegation to Benjanyahu that stop terrorism in the region and violation of Syrian Golan Heights. Biting on each country is not good. Russia is totally untrustworthy and is patsy for Zionists. Whole of Occupied Palestine is barely 65 kms wide from Golan to Mediterranean and if the Russians wanted they can totally shut down the Zionist airspace with the decoration piece S Russians are corrupt and will sell anyone out.
Russian women are selling themselves to Sheiks in Dubai for a few dollars and you expect Russia to show some dignity and trust? The Syrians need to decide whether to live like free men or keep on dying like cowards as Zionists have attacked Syria more than officially acknowledged times since and the Syrians and Iranians have done nothing! What is more baffling is why has Iran not brought its air defence systems to Syria or even given its IRGC cannon fodder basic manpads.
This is absolute cowardice and lunacy. Damascus is negotiating with Russia on Iskandar missiles, on S air defence missile systems and SUM fighter jets because the Syrian Mig should be retired one decade before. I hope Syria will receive some of these equipments with in few months if agreement signed.
Syria also modernizing their ballistic missiles with operational ranges 75km to km and with proper guidance systems. Imran Mar the Syrian pilot died heroically. He is martyred. God lead his soul to heaven and give comfort to his loved ones for ever. Shame on Syria for not fighting back even on its own territory. The Golan is occupied Syrian airspace and its airforce has every right to fly over it. What kind of cowardice is this to send young men to certain death? Provide them with air cover or at least hit back! One front is enough at a time.
Israel are so scary creature that just tell them SAA are coming and then they dirt their trousers. The sustained turn radius of an SuM4 is less than half a kilometer. SAA are a bunch of cowards.. Syria could launch a barrage of Smerch Rockets and all pine forest around Haifa would be burning…past years ago we could understand that SAA needed to liquidate terrorist before a war vs Israel…but Nowdays terrorist have been defeated.. That is a valid point, the Zionists know that SAA is basically cowardly and Hezbollah has done all the fighting.
If the SAA had any brains they would know that the Zionists have a dope smoking military that can not sustain a prolonged asymmetrical conflict and should respond to almost daily humiliation. A gradual response on Occupied Golan should get the message across. Cowards and uneducated fools who do not understand strategic mass or military calculus. Assad is only interested in hanging on to power like his moronic father and no interest in liberating Golan or at least fighting back.
Iran will be attacked very soon if it remains spineless. Since the main protagonist is a powerful mage-villain, it's a refreshing story. He even owns a tomb that is more majestic than a castle and has strong servants that guard the area as well as to protect him. That ends the list for now. I hope you've enjoyed reading a few of my recommendations and learned to like them as well.
Dremer Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. One can argue that it doesn't have enough actions or the story is quite short, but it does an excellent job of conveying MC's OPness with what's available while blending in comedic aspects very nicely. Particularly, side stories like "SS1 - A Certain Religion's Fall" which tells the story from antagonist's sort of perspective adds in little details that makes the story so enjoyable. You guys should check Solo Leveling.
It should be somewhere here haha. It's a good LN and already have manhua. It's from korea. Where the hell is izayoi sakamaki that kills gods and demon lords without even trying and he has killed a demon king that can destroy universes and he is able of destroying peoples gifts and powers and he is a Starr buster aka someone that can crush every Starr in the night sky and destroy earth and heaven and hell. Vampire Princess is a bland, steeply discounted Overlord. VP was based off the success of Overlord.. Everyone complaining about it are just salty that Shin is still hiding his true abilities.
Recommending Sono Mono. Nochi ni or That Person. Later on as it's otherwise known. Basically the MC gets betrayed by his loved one and runs away to live in a dangerous mountain. Surprised that neither Arifureta nor Glutton Berserker is here. Death mage doesn't want a fourth time is also a nice novel with betrayal and mc that slowly grows op.
There are also other novels with same plot on my other list so be sure to check it out. Would someone recommend me a book where the MC has been betrayed by a loved one but becomes insanely strong and humiliated those who insulted and trampled on him when he was down please recommend me some please!!!! Chinese novels are indeed full of OP characters, and it's not an exaggeration.
The fact that I have included is regretful, but I'm currently making a list of Chinese I recommend that you should read. Hope you check it out soon. I love how the plot goes and the MC, though I honestly can't deny that some parts are really repetitive.
I'll try to take a peek at a few chapters. Did you read i reincarnated as a magic academy and everyone else is a returne. Both are funny and have op characters. I understand your point. However, my rating on both of the novels is purely from my experience on reading. But I'm not saying 'Overlord' is bad or anything; it is indeed a great novel to read. My point is, the rating mainly reflects my experience and preference on the novels.
Each of us is entitled to have their own experience and preference especially on what novel to read. The story uses elements that goes beyond personal power to move things along. Everything revolves around how powerful the MC is and how he is restraining himself and hiding his power. It gets old. Being basically a God while taking quest to subjugate goblins is not fun to read. Nor is reading a few chapters about him searching for weeds to get a few coppers.
Well, it's a light novel where the story revolves mostly around the main character being overpowered all the time. So I kind of understand what you mean. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc. As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hobbylark. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Zett Noir Cromwell more. This is my first list with my top recommendations. Have fun and enjoy! Source Japtem Why Read: It's easy to tell that the protagonist is very powerful. Source: Japtem Why Read: The plot is really good. Evil God Average. Source: Oniichan Yamete! Why Read: The protagonist is so feared by everyone that making eye contact with a dragon would send it shivering see how OP she is?
Ultimate Antihero. Source: Baka Pervert Why Read: I haven't yet finished this story, but after the first few chapters, the male protagonist is clearly a badass, so much that others fear and wish to control his actions. Magi Craft Meister. Source: Natsu Translations Why Read: This novel is a great choice for anyone who is into inventions, steampunk, and engineering. The Epic Tale of the Forsaken Hero. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku. Source: Sousetsuka Why Read: The story primarily involves the use of game elements in a fantasy setting.
Source: Manga Updates Why Read: The story starts out good with the protagonist getting two companions yep, it's exactly what you're thinking. Kyuuketsu Hime wa Barairo no Yume o Miru. Source: Manga Updates Why Read: The mixture of comedy especially with the protagonist as a boy inside a girl's body and action works well. Sendai Yuusha wa Inkyou Shitai. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken. The Lazy King. The New Gate. Source: Shin Translations Why Read: Though the setting is typical getting trapped inside a game the story is still very interesting.
Tilea's Worries. Why Read: This is certainly one of the funniest novels I've read. Source: Skythewood Translations Why Read: Since the main protagonist is a powerful mage-villain, it's a refreshing story. Conclusion That ends the list for now. See you again for my next installment. Did you find something interesting? Yes No See results. Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience. Evil God Average needs more love, although I don't remember it being gender-bender? So what do you think about I reincarnated as a magic academy.
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