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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 My Story
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y separately published work icon A Banner Bold : The Diary of Rosa Aarons, Ballarat Goldfields, 1854 Nadia Wheatley , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000 Z950264 2000 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Something is happening. I can hear bullets going off, and people are running down towards the Eureka field...

'In 1854 Rosa Aarons and her family travel from London to the goldfields at Ballarat. She makes new friends, learns to ride a horse and helps her family get by. Soon Rosa becomes caught up in one of the most dramatic events in Australian history: the Eureka Stockade. As the battle between the miners and the soldiers rages around her, Rosa's main concern is the safety of her beloved Papa.' (Publication summary)

Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000
y separately published work icon Plagues and Federation : The Diary of Kitty Barnes, the Rocks, Sydney, 1901 Vashti Farrer , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000 Z950271 2000 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

You’d hardly kno'w our street anymore… it looks like some place in Africa where there’s been fighting, not like Sydney. I know they had to pull down houses that you couldn’t live in no more and they’ll put up new ones instead only they’ll be different so The Rocks’ll really never look the same again, will it?

'The year 1900 was a momentous one for Kitty Barnes. Bubonic plague, the Black Death, was killing large numbers of people; the country was on the verge of becoming a federation; Kitty’s brother was in Africa fighting in the Boer War; and Kitty was finding herself somewhat attracted to Reggie, the boy down the road.' (Publication summary)

Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000
y separately published work icon A Tale of Two Families : The Diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974 Diary of Jan Packard; Diary of Jan Packard, Melbourne, 1974 Jenny Pausacker , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000 Z950274 2000 single work novel young adult Jan Packard's family and the family next door meet once a month for a barbeque. One family has a son who went to the Vietnam War; the other has a son who was a draft resister. Then... Jan's mother joins the Women's Movement... and Jan wants to play football but is rejected by the boys. It is a time of change. (Libraries Australia) Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2000
y separately published work icon Surviving Sydney Cove : The Diary of Elizabeth Harvey, Sydney, 1790 Goldie Alexander , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2000 Z1040256 2000 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction Lizzie Harvey, a convict transported to Sydney Cove, is starving and overworked. She can barely find time to dream about the way things used to be, let alone write in her diary. But write she must. It is her only hope of reaching out to the home she has left behind, all those thousands of miles away across the sea. Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2000
y separately published work icon Who Am I? : The Diary of Mary Talence : Sydney, 1937 Diary of Mary Talence Anita Heiss , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001 Z924982 2001 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction (taught in 1 units) Mary was taken to Bomaderry Aboriginal Children's Home when she was only five years old. Now she's ten years old and living with a white family in Sydney. She doesn't fit in and starts to question why. We live Mary's emotional, psychological and physical journey through her twelve months of diary entries, explaining the collective story of the those members of the Stolen Generation removed under policies of Protection in NSW. The diary format helps to transport readers back through time to 1938 and the lead up to the Sesquintennary and the Day of Mourning Conference and protest in Sydney. Source: Anita Heiss. Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001
y separately published work icon A Different Sort of Real : The Diary of Charlotte McKenzie, Melbourne 1918-1919 Kerry Greenwood , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001 Z950228 2001 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction 'As the horrors of the First World War are drawing to a close, a danger has arisen that will kill more people around the world than the Great War itself - an influenza pandemic. Charlotte McKenzie, assisting the doctor next door, finds herself experiencing at close hand the effects of this devastating disease - and when it finally attacks her own family, how can Charlotte cope' (Source: bookseller website.) Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001
y separately published work icon The Yankee Whaler : The Diary of Thomas Morris, Bunbury W.A., 1876 Diary of Thomas Morris; Diary of Thomas Morris, Bunbury WA, 1876 Deborah Lisson , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001 Z950281 2001 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Thomas dreams of escaping his bleak life in a small town and becoming a world-famous journalist. Guided by his adventurous spirit and insatiable curiosity, he smuggles himself aboard an American whaling ship, and finds himself caught up in one of the most daring escape plans in Australian history. ' (Publication summary)

Fremantle Prison Break
Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001
y separately published work icon The Rum Rebellion: The Diary of David Bellamy, Sydney Town, 1807-1809 Libby Gleeson , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2001 Z958245 2001 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2001
y separately published work icon On Board the Boussole, The Diary of Julienne Fulbert, Laperouse's Voyage of Discovery, 1785-1788 Christine Edwards , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2002 Z986188 2002 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2002
y separately published work icon The Bombing of Darwin, The Diary of Tom Taylor, 1942 Alan R. Tucker , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2002 Z986319 2002 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'When fourteen-year-old Tom Taylor moves to Darwin with his family, he hardly guesses that tragedy will soon change his life forever. Although Tom helps to dig slit trenches, and though the Japanese edge closer through Malaysia and Singapore, the war seems far away.' (Publication summary)

Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2002
y separately published work icon Fords and Flying Machines : The Diary of Jack McLaren Patricia Bernard , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2003 Z1118882 2003 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2003
y separately published work icon Riding with Thunderbolt : The Diary of Ben Cross Allan Baillie , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2004 Z1130175 2004 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'I looked over my shoulder and saw a black stallion heading my way. There was a man riding the stallion and he was familiar somehow. As he got closer I could see a small child on the saddle in front of him...

'When Ben Cross runs away from his brutal uncle, he is looking for adventure. But he finds much more than that when he joins the bushranger Thunderbolt and becomes the cockatoo – or lookout – for the bushranger’s gang.

'In between raiding cattle stations, inns, stores and mail coaches Ben befriends Thunderbolt’s wife Mary Ann, helping in her endless hunt for food and hiding places in the wilderness.

'But at the end of a year of running from the law, of dramatic rescue and desperate shootouts, both Ben and Thunderbolt know they must give up the bushranging life.

'If they can...' (Publieher's blurb)

Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2004
y separately published work icon A Marathon of Her Own : The Diary of Sophia Krikonis, Melbourne, 1956 Irini Savvides , Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2004 Z1144809 2004 single work children's fiction children's Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2004
y separately published work icon Our Don Bradman : The Diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932 Peter Allen , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2004 Z1157757 2004 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Victor McDonald is cricket mad. He plays for his school team and his dream is to meet his cricketing hero, Don Bradman. But Australia is in the grip of the Great Depression. Work isn't easy to come by. Victor's father has lost his job and the family is moving to Sydney. Despite the daily struggle of life in inner Sydney, Victor not only sees Don Bradman in action, he even gets to meet him. With the England cricket team coming to Australia, Victor knows it's going to be a great cricket season. But England has some nasty surprises in store. This will be one cricket season the Australians - and Victor - will never forget.' (Publication summary)

Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 2004
y separately published work icon Our Enemy, My Friend : The Diary of Emma Shelldrake, the Adelaide Hills, 1915 Jenny Blackman , Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2005 Z1192722 2005 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'It is 1915 and Australia is involved in the First World War. Young Australian men are dying in the trenches of Europe. To soldiers fighting in France and Gallipoli, the village of Wirreebilla in the Adelaide Hills seems peaceful and far away. But is it really so peaceful? German settlers are increasingly being treated as aliens by Wirreebilla locals and old friends become the new enemy. When Emma Shelldrake experiences this hatred first-hand, she begins to understand how difficult wartime can be for everyone.'

Source: Australian War Memorial.

Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2005

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First known date: 2000
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      • Books in this series are published variously by Scholastic Australia, Scholastic UK and Scholastic NZ.

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Are They Telling Us the Truth? : Constructing National Character in the Scholastic Press Historical Journal Series Kim Wilson , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , July vol. 32 no. 2 2007; (p. 129-141)
Ripe for Rescue Ruth Starke , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 333 2011; (p. 70-71)

— Review of Lollylegs Pamela Freeman , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Crusher Kevin Penny Matthews , 2010 single work children's fiction ; Aussie Dog Eleanor Nilsson , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Bungawitta Emily Rodda , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Our Australian Girl 2011 series - publisher children's fiction ; Meet Grace Sofie Laguna , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Meet Letty Alison Lloyd , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Meet Poppy Gabrielle Wang , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Meet Rose Sherryl Clark , 2011 single work children's fiction ; My Story 2000 series - publisher children's fiction
Are They Telling Us the Truth? : Constructing National Character in the Scholastic Press Historical Journal Series Kim Wilson , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , July vol. 32 no. 2 2007; (p. 129-141)
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