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Challenge Level : K-2 Challenge Level : 3-4 Challenge Level : 5-6 Challenge Level : 7-9

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18352
Eager
Warm, humorous story of an experimental robot with unique programming.
ISBN 9780340875834
Series Eager series (1 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2004
Fox, Helen
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Eager and the mermaid
The ban against building self-aware robots has been lifted and Eager can finally come out of hiding. But his freedom is short-lived and humans need the robots' help. They lack the expertise to solve a growing technological crisis on earth.
ISBN 9780340902561
Series Eager series (3 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2007
Fox, Helen
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Eager 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. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Eager series (3 books)
Fox, Helen
No book cover.
18353
Eager's nephew
Scientists are banned from building robots that can think for themselves and feel emotion, like Eager. He and other robots have spent years in hiding. But, Eager secretly visits the Bell family and mysterious things begin to happen.
ISBN 9780340875858
Series Eager series (2 of 3)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2005
Fox, Helen
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Eagle
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.
ISBN 9780340902349
Series Five ancestors series (7 books)
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2008
Stone, Jeff
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Eagle in the snow, An
Barney's home in Coventry has been bombed along with most of the other houses in the street so he and his mother are on a train to Cornwall. But even a train is not safe as it comes under fire by a couple of Messerschmitt aircraft, only just escaping destruction in a tunnel. Barney's fear of the dark is gradually eased when a stranger begins a story as they wait for the all clear. And what a story it is. A young soldier in World War 1 became the most decorated Private of that war due to his bravery, loyalty and mateship. But one of his actions, at the time seen to be the right thing to do, turned out to have some terrible consequences. It is up to him to make things right.
ISBN 9780008134174
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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Eagle of the east
Ardavan is a young Parthian soldier whose mother was a Roman. After the disastrous Battle of Carrhae, many Roman soldiers lie dead on the battlefield and the survivors must serve Parthia as mercenaries. Able to communicate with both sides, Ardavan is raised to a special position where he and the beautiful Shara must survive in a world of intrigue and plots. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862917071
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Lawrence, L S
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Eagle of the Ninth, The
A young officer in Roman Britain sets off to discover what happened to the Ninth Legion, a legion that disappeared in the mists.
ISBN 9780192750457
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2000
Sutcliff, Rosemary
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Eagle strike
Alex Rider survives a bullfight, a high-speed bicycle chase through Amsterdam and even being the target in a human video-game, only to face his most disturbing challenge yet. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780744590579
Series Alex Rider series (4 of 11)
Publisher Walker Books, 2003
Horowitz, Anthony
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Eagle strike: The graphic novel
Relaxing in France, reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is finally able to feel like any ordinary fourteen year old. But, a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into violence and mystery. Alex is determined to track down his friends' attackers, even if he must do it alone. But, it leads to a long-buried secret and a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined. Alex has ninety minutes to save the world.
ISBN 9781406318777
Series Alex Rider graphic novels series (4 of 5)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Topics / Graphic novels /
Horowitz, Anthony & Johnston, Antony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
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Early sea exploration 1606-1803
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266177
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (2 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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Early settlements 1788-1850
Explore the fascinating story of Australia, from its ancient Indigenous past to the present day, through the biographies of significant people. Find out how these people brought important changes to Australian society through their knowledge, actions or achievements.
ISBN 9781420266184
Series Significant people in Australia's history series (3 of 9)
Publisher Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Barrett, Rees
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Earth
Fascinating facts about our planet, Earth, and the solar system. Includes photographs, a glossary and websites links.
ISBN 9781420218749
Series New Solar System, The series (3 of 12)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Birch, Robin
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Earth matters
From the deepest oceans to fiery deserts, from tropical jungles to icy mountains, explore and get close to the places or biomes that make our world so special. Includes stunning photographs, charts, maps, web links and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781405318884
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Rothschild, David (ed)
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Earth to Daniel
I felt like a visitor from another planet instead of a normal human being who actually belonged on planet Earth. Daniel has moved and has to start at a new school. And to make matters worse, his mum is his new school principal! As if things are not bad enough, when his dad goes overseas, his mum starts to act really strange and does some really embarrassing things. Daniel wonders if this has anything to do with an illness that she had a long time ago. His mum needs help and it looks like Daniel has to be the one to save her.
ISBN 9781408883013
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016
Rees, Gwyneth
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Earthfasts
Time travel and adventure intersect in this initial volume of the trilogy of the same name.
ISBN 9780340653272
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1995
Mayne, William
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Earthquakes
Nobody really knows how many earthquakes occur in any given year because many go unrecorded. But, when the earth shakes, rattles and rolls, the impact can be severe when buildings collapse and fire, landslides, avalanches and tsunamis result. Find out about the major earthquakes and their causes. Eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography tell the story of the world's deadliest earth movements.
ISBN 9781426302114
Series Witness to disaster series (5 books)
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Fradin, Judy & Dennis
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Earthquakes
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781420205299
Series Natural disasters series (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2007
Topics / STEM /
Park, Louise
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Earthsea series, The
Beautifully written series, with complex and intricate plots in a plausible fantasy world. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Earthsea series, The (5 books)
Le Guin, Ursula
No book cover.
1551
Earthsong
The earth appears safe again and must be recolonised but strange relationships have evolved and our futuristic Adam and Eve face many new dangers. Their computerised companions are wonderful. inspiring, resourceful and very funny.
ISBN 9780140380026
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Kelleher, Victor
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Eat the sky, drink the ocean
A collection of science fiction and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty exciting writers and artists from India and Australia. Dive into these stories and see how girls cope with the dangers of worlds gone mad. Every story is a journey and each story has its own magic. Includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781743319789
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Murray, Kirsty (ed) & Dhar, Payal (ed) & Anita Roy (ed)
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Eating things on sticks
Harry has burned down the house by mistake. He is saved from having to stay at Aunt Susan's because he can blackmail his Uncle Tristram over the cat incident. So, they are off on holidays with the very comely Morning Glory on her strange island home where Harry will very much be the gooseberry, and a trouble-making one at that, and they will start by eating nettle pancakes and end up eating things on sticks.
ISBN 9780385616027
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Fine, Anne
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Echidna
Interesting facts about the unusual life of Australia's echidna. Excellent diagrams and photographs show the different stages of development. Includes a fact file and glossary of terms.
ISBN 9781740707756
Publisher Echidna Books, 2002
Pyers, Greg
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Eclipse
Newborn vampires are terrorising the residents of Seattle and Bella again finds herself in grave danger. To help control the mounting chaos, Bella must try to bring the feuding vampires and werewolves together, and decide between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781905654369
Series Twilight saga series (3 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2007
Meyer, Stephenie
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Eddie Dickens series
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Series Eddie Dickens series (3 books)
Ardagh, Philip
No book cover.
Edgar & Ellen series
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Series Edgar & Ellen series (6 books)
Ogden, Charles
No book cover.
Edsel Grizzler series
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Series Edsel Grizzler series (3 books)
Roy, James
No book cover.
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Edsel Grizzler: ghostly shadows
Edsel and his friend, Jacq, are digging a hole under the blazing Widen sun but they don't know why. And, when they finally make their way to Grand City, the list of things they don't know just gets longer and longer. Everything they see and everything they're told just makes them more confused. They hover between dreams, hallucinations, reality and unreality.
ISBN 9780702238819
Series Edsel Grizzler series (3 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2011
Roy, James
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Edsel Grizzler: rescue mission
The adults have fled Verdada, the kids are in chaos and lost things keep turning up to Edsel Grizzler. Edsel receives desperate messages to return to Verdada to help. Find out if Edsel really is the key to their survival.
ISBN 9780702238444
Series Edsel Grizzler series (2 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2010
Roy, James
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Edsel Grizzler: voyage to Verdada
Edsel has been transported to a parallel dimension where every child stays forever young, has many friends, doesn't go to school and plays most of the day. Edsel begins to feel uneasy when he is always called Robert, every wave at the beach is identical and he begins to forget his family.
ISBN 9780702237188
Series Edsel Grizzler series (1 of 3)
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2009
Roy, James
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Education of Little Tree, The
A classic story set in the 1930s about an orphaned boy who goes to live with his Cherokee grandparents in the mountains of Tennessee. His education is not formal but an ancient native wisdom and way of life.
ISBN 9780712672696
Publisher Vintage/Ebury (Random House), 2000
Carter, Forrest
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Egg and spoon
Elena Rudina lives with her dying mother in the impoverished Russian countryside. One day, a train arrives carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and Ekaterina, a girl of Elena's age. When the two girls' lives collide, an adventure begins that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince travelling incognito and a wise-cracking Baba Yaga, a witch who lives in a house perched on chicken legs.
ISBN 9780763672201
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2014
Maguire, Gregory
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Egg drop
A quirky story about a young, independent egg who wants to fly. The egg doesn't want to wait or listen to advice.
ISBN 9780099432036
Publisher Jonathan Cape, 2002
Grey, Mini
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Egghead
Paddy is excited when his teacher announces a week-long experiment. He imagines an awesome experiment with interesting potions and eruptions. Too bad the experiment is not what it's cracked up to be.
ISBN 9781921150814
Series Lightning strikes series (19 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Scott, Clare
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Eglantine: a ghost story
Allie and her family move into a new home. The last thing they expect is an unwanted guest. But Bethan's room seems to be inhabited by a ghost who writes on the walls. Layers of paint, experts on psychic phenomena and Feng Shui don't help.
ISBN 9781741146585
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Jinks, Catherine
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Eight cousins
Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, makes her eat healthy things like oatmeal, and even tries to get her to give up her pretty dresses for drab, sensible clothes. Rose doesn't think she will ever get used to her uncle's crazy notions and all her noisy relatives.
ISBN 9780140374568
Series Little women series (5 of 6)
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Alcott, Louisa May
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Eight keys
Elise's life takes a turn for the worse. She's bullied at school and now feels embarrassed by her best friend, Franklin, who's decidedly uncool, and she's struggling to cope with new arrivals in her home. Elise receives a mysterious key left for her by her father. A key that unlocks one of the eight doors upstairs in the barn. As Elise begins to unlock her past, she starts to realise that she can take control of her future.
ISBN 9780141342030
Publisher Penguin, 2011
LaFleur, Suzanne
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Eighteenth emergency, The
Mouse and Ezzie have concocted seventeen hilarious emergency procedures for coping with life's dramas, but they are not prepared for the eighteenth emergency.
ISBN 9780099408673
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Byars, Betsy
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Eldest
As Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, travel to the land of the elves to further their training in the skills of the Dragon Rider, they experience new adventures. Meanwhile, Eragon's cousin, Roran, fights a new battle back home and the outcome may put Eragon in grave danger.
ISBN 9780385608695
Series Inheritance Cycle series (2 of 4)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Paolini, Christopher
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Eleanor and Park
Eleanor is new in town. And she stands out instead of fitting in, with her mismatched clothes, her wild red hair and her chaotic home life. The day she sits in the seat next to Park on the bus, impossibly cool Park, she starts to learn what it means to fall in love. Set over the course of one school year, Eleanor and Park fall in love thanks to late-night conversations and a stack of mix tapes. They have nothing and everything to lose. They are more real than any other character you will ever meet. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781409157250
Publisher Orion, 2014
Topics / Displacement /
Rowell, Rainbow
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Eleanor Roosevelt: a courageous spirit
A tireless worker, skilful negotiator, bold spokesperson for the rights of all mankind, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the world's most admired women. Stepping in to keep her husband's political career alive while he battled the effects of polio, Eleanor transformed the role of First Lady from figurehead to activist.
ISBN 9781402733710
Series Sterling biographies series (19 of 29)
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co, 2007
Jones, Victoria Garrett
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Eleanor, crown jewel of Aquitane, France 1136
Eleanor, fourteen, oldest daughter of the Duke of Aquitaine in France, is next in line when her father's only legitimate son dies in 1136. She knows she will be married off. Eleanor wants to marry for love but that appears impossible.
ISBN 9780439164849
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Gregory, Kristiana
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Eleanor, Elizabeth
Eleanor finds her grandmother's diary in the old schoolhouse where she did her lessons.
ISBN 9780141303024
Publisher Penguin, 1998
Gleeson, Libby
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Elephant in the garden, An
It's 1944 and Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. In Dresden, Elizabeth, Karli and their mother are fleeing the city as the allied bombs fall. They face a torturous journey through a perilous, snow-covered landscape to reach the safety of the west. It would be hard enough, without an elephant in tow.
ISBN 9780007339563
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2010
Morpurgo, Michael & Foreman, Michael (ill)
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Elephant man
Joseph doesn't look like other people. His skin is thick and lumpy, his limbs are oddly shaped, and his head has a big, bony lump. People call him Elephant Man and scream in terror when they see him. But, inside, Joseph longs for a friend to understand him. Based on the famous, true story of Joseph Merrick.
ISBN 9781760292201
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2016
Di Fiore, Mariangela & Hodnefjeld, Hilde (ill) & Hedger, Rosie (trans)
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Elephant mountain
Kasem is thrilled when he is given responsibility for baby elephant, Pooky, and promises the elephant that he will always look after him. Kasem has to remember many important things and wonders whether he will be able to keep his promise to Pooky.
ISBN 9780143303282
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2008
Brian, Janeen & Rippin, Sally (ill)
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Eli the good
For ten year old Eli Book, the summer of 1976 threatens to tear his family apart. There's his distant mother, his traumatised Vietnam vet dad, his rebellious sister, his anti-war protesting aunt, and his tough, yet troubled, best friend, Edie. As tempers flare and his father's nightmares rage, Eli watches from the sidelines. But, soon, even he cannot escape the current of conflict.
ISBN 9780763652883
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2011
House, Silas
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Elisabeth, the princess bride, Austria-Hungary 1853
Although not the most influential European royals, Elisabeth is still fascinating. As she begins her diary, the fifteen year old reveals her true passions, the outdoors, her family's home called Possenhofen, poetry, her pets, her father and horseback riding.
ISBN 9780439266444
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Denenberg, Barry
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Elite, The
America is the strong competition for Maxon's heart, to leave her life and live the world of luxury as a One. But the violence of the rebels and her feelings for an ex-boyfriend means nothing is a certainty. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780007466702
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2013
Cass, Kiera
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Eliza, Eliza, the biography of Eliza Winstanley
Told through words and illustrations, the story of Australia's first leading lady and the first Australian actress to gain overseas success.
ISBN 9780949910721
Publisher Mulini Press, 1997
Irvine, Nance
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Elizabeth and Zenobia
Timid Elizabeth and her unusual, fearless friend, Zenobia, arrive at Witheringe House, the old manor where Elizabeth's father and his beloved sister, Tourmaline, lived as children. Peculiar things begin to happen, especially in the forbidden East Wing. Sometimes, the flowers and vines of the wallpaper seem to be alive. A mirror has a surface like the water of a pond and an old book tells a different story after midnight. Zenobia is thrilled by the strangeness but Elizabeth is not so bold. Until she makes a mysterious and terrifying discovery.
ISBN 9781925355031
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2016
Miller, Jessica
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Elizabeth I, red rose of the House of Tudor, England 1544
Daughter of a fallen queen, young Princess Elizabeth lives a complicated and dangerous life. She fears her father's famous temper but loves him dearly, she loves her brother Edward, heir to the throne, but doesn't like her older sister Mary, who torments and conspires against her.
ISBN 9780590684842
Series Royal diaries series (20 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Lasky, Kathryn
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Ella enchanted
Ella is given a blessing at birth, the gift of obedience, by a very stupid fairy. It proves to be a mixed blessing for Ella who literally has to do what anyone, and everyone tells her.
ISBN 9780007171682
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Levine, Gail Carson
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Ella mental and the good sense guide
Ella is very good at providing advice to her friends. But, when her group begins to fall apart, Ella discovers that perhaps she is not as 'together' as she thought. Contains minor references to smoking and alcohol. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781843627272
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Deckers, Amber
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Ella's big chance
An updated version of Cinderella with a surprise ending.
ISBN 9780099433095
Publisher Red Fox, 2005
Hughes, Shirley
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Elli: coming of age in the Holocaust
Ellie's recount of harrowing experiences in a concentration camp. Taken at thirteen years of age, from her beautiful home and imprisoned in Auschwitz and Dachau as part of Hitler's final solution, she emerges a year later, looking like a sixty year old. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780812963274
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1983
Jackson, Livia Bitton
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Ellyse Perry series
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Series Ellyse Perry series (4 books)
Various
No book cover.
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Elsewhere
Killed in an accident, 15 year old Liz is sent to Elsewhere. She struggles to understand what has happened and how family and friends continue without her. But, in Elsewhere, Liz meets the grandmother she never knew, makes friends and falls in love. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780374320911
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005
Zevin, Gabrielle
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Elvis and his pelvis
Not quite the full life story of Elvis Presley, told in chronological order and with humour, including some of his 'lost diary'.
ISBN 9780439997560
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2001
Cox, Michael & Reeve, Philip (ill)
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Elvis Presley: the king of rock 'n' roll
With great photos and information, this book tells of the journey of a shy country boy who became the undisputed king of rock 'n' roll.
ISBN 9780750244947
Publisher Hodder Children's Books (Australia), 2003
Gogerly, Liz
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Embassy Row series
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Series Embassy Row series (3 books)
Carter, Ally
No book cover.
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Emil and the detectives
When Emil's money goes missing on the train to Berlin, his determination to get it back leads him to team up with the local detectives.
ISBN 9780099413127
Publisher Arrow / Random House, 2001
Kastner, Erich
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Emilio: through my eyes
For Emilio Garcia Lopez, it's an ordinary school day in Mexico City. But, when his police-officer cousin arrives, flanked by a tall man in the uniform of the Federal Police, Emilio's long nightmare begins. Emilio's mother has been kidnapped in broad daylight by unidentified criminals, who appear to know a great deal about her business and who have mistaken her for a wealthy businesswoman.
ISBN 9781743312476
Series Through my eyes - Natural disaster zones (7 books)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2014
Masson, Sophie & White, Lyn (ed)
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Emily Eyefinger
Imaginative tale about Emily who has an extra eye on the tip of her finger. This is how it all began.
ISBN 9780207196041
Series Emily Eyefinger series (1 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the balloon bandits
Emily is climbing out of a hot air balloon basket when three masked people jump in and make off with the balloon, but Emily is still hanging on to the ladder. Somehow Emily must survive the flight and catch the robbers.
ISBN 9780207199400
Series Emily Eyefinger series (7 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the black volcano
An imaginative tale about Emily who has an extra eye on the tip of her finger. Emily must unravels the mystery of the missing Mint money and she save a village from an erupting volcano.
ISBN 9780207198816
Series Emily Eyefinger series (4 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2000
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the city in the sky
Emily would never use the extra eye at the end of her finger to cheat at cards or hide-and-seek, but she can find lost objects and reform the class bully. She can even help Great Aunt Olympia find an ancient city in the sky.
ISBN 9780207200670
Series Emily Eyefinger series (10 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the devil bones
Emily, the girl with the eye in her finger, finds the bones of an ancient, extinct mouse, that was as big as an elephant and terrified the cats of its day. But the so-called 'devil bones' go missing.
ISBN 9780207197758
Series Emily Eyefinger series (6 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2002
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the ghost ship
Emily Eyefinger's parents were shocked when Emily was born with an eye on the end of her finger but Emily has discovered that an eye on the end of her finger can be very handy, especially in these adventures.
ISBN 9780207198694
Series Emily Eyefinger series (8 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2004
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the lost treasure
Having an eye at the end of her finger gets Emily into all sorts of adventures. When people ask her if she likes having an eye on the end of her finger, Emily says, 'On the one hand I like it. But on the other I don't.'
ISBN 9780207196034
Series Emily Eyefinger series (3 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the puzzle in the jungle
Emily uses the finger to see out of the back half of a horse suit, catch a quiz cheat and even to solve an ancient puzzle. Along the way she has lots of fun and adventure.
ISBN 9780207199035
Series Emily Eyefinger series (9 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2005
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger and the secret from the sea
Emily is chased by gargoyles in Paris, rescues a runaway movie star, disguises herself as a baby elephant and outsmarts a master criminal.
ISBN 9780732293154
Series Emily Eyefinger series (11 of 13)
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2012
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger series
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Series Emily Eyefinger series (13 books)
Ball, Duncan
No book cover.
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Emily Eyefinger's alien adventure
The girl with the eye on the tip of her finger is back - and looking into some tricky situations.
ISBN 9780207197239
Series Emily Eyefinger series (5 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Ball, Duncan
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Emily Eyefinger: secret agent
When Emily Eyefinger embarks on a secret mission, to reveal the identity of the elusive King Crim, she has the most exciting and dangerous adventure of all.
ISBN 9780207196027
Series Emily Eyefinger series (2 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1997
Ball, Duncan
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Emma
Beautiful, clever, rich and single, Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But, when she attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protege, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and they have consequences that she never expected. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141192475
Publisher Penguin, 2009
Austen, Jane
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Emperor mage
Because of her wild magic, which gives her a strong affinity with animals and the ability to heal them, Daine is part of a delegation sent to work out a peace treaty with a barbarous emperor whose beloved captive birds are deathly ill. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781416903376
Series The Immortals quartet series (3 of 4)
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2005
Pierce, Tamora
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Empire of the waves: Voyage of the Moon Child
Pel Narine is on the edge of war and Anni Tidechild's world is on the brink of change. Uncertain about her past and fearful of the future, Anni lives a life of evasion, avoiding both her guardian, Wavelord Filip Able, and the voice that calls to her from the sea. When she meets Duck Knifetooth, the new friends are catapulted into unforeseen dangers -pirates, a giant, a mysterious ship and ancient creatures of the deep.
ISBN 9780143307549
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2015
Richardson, Christopher
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Empty frame
Max, one of the three children spending their holidays with a cousin at The Abbey, hears a woman crying on his first night there. He investigates and discovers that the sixteenth century portrait of Lady Alice is now just an empty frame.
ISBN 9780007121540
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2003
Pilling, Ann
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Enchanted island: stories from Shakespeare, The
Excerpts from some of the most well-known Shakespearean plays are compiled in this book.
ISBN 9780435121006
Publisher Heinemann, 1981
Serraillier, Ian
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Enchantress, The
Nicholas Flamel is near death, John Dee has the swords of power and the twins of prophecy are at the point of fulfilling the legend 'One to save the world, one to destroy it'.
ISBN 9780385619004
Series Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel series (6 of 6)
Publisher Doubleday, 2012
Scott, Michael
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Encounter, The
When Tobias and his friends were given the power to morph, they were warned not to stay in a morph for more than two hours. But, Tobias broke the time limit and now he's trapped in the body of a hawk. When he discovers an important Yeerk secret, Tobias knows he has to destroy it, but he'll have to contend with a part of himself that's wrestling for control. A part that isn't human.
ISBN 9780545291538
Series Animorphs series (3 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic US, 2011
Applegate, K A
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Encyclopaedia of preserved people: pickled, frozen and mummified corpses from around the world, The
Descriptions of procedures and items such as Einstein's pickled brain will fascinate older primary readers.
ISBN 9780375922879
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Prior, Natalie Jane
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End, The
The last book in the series about the Baudelaire orphans. Includes a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous birdcage and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents.
ISBN 9780064410168
Series Series of unfortunate events (13 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2006
Snicket, Lemony
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Endangered
Looks at endangered animals and what wildlife organisations are doing to increase the animals' chances of survival.
ISBN 9781865086644
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2002
Wilkinson, Rick
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Endgame: The complete training diaries
Before they were Players. Before the Calling. They trained to be selected as the one to save their ancient bloodline and win Endgame. In this collection of Training Diaries novellas, follow the Twelve (Marcus, Chiyoko, Sarah, Alice, Aisling, Baitsakhan, Jago, An, Shari, Kala, Maccabee and Hilal) through sacrifices and betrayals, broken hearts and broken bones, as they shed their normal lives and transform into the Players they were meant to be.
ISBN 9780007585342
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Frey, James
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Endless night
The gothic tale of Michael Rogers, likeable, charming and unable to settle, who secretly marries a young, American heiress, Ellie. Together, they build Michael's modern and exotic dream house but evil encroaches on their isolated paradise. There may be supernatural forces at work or it may be Michael's paranoia, but it is a dark and scary tale. Beautifully Illustrated by Frank Leclercq.
ISBN 9780007275335
Series Agatha Christie graphic novel series (11 books)
Publisher Harper, 2008
Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
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Endless steppe: growing up in Siberia, The
It is 1942 and Ester and her family are arrested as capitalists by Stalin. For the next five years, they live in exile in the endless wasteland of Siberia.
ISBN 9780064405775
Publisher HarperTrophy, 1995
Hautzig, Esther
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Endsister, The
Meet the Outhwaite children. There's teenage Else, the violinist who abandons her violin. There's nature-loving Clancy. There's the inseparable twins, Oscar-and-Finn, Finn-and-Oscar. And then there is Sibbi, the baby of the family. They all live contentedly squabbling in a cottage surrounded by trees and possums...until a letter arrives to say they have inherited the old family home in London. Outhwaite House is full of old shadows and new possibilities. The boys quickly find their feet in London, and Else is hoping to reinvent herself. But Sibbi is misbehaving, growing thinner and paler by the day, and she won't stop talking about the mysterious endsister. Meanwhile Almost Annie and Hardly Alice, the resident ghosts, are tied to the house for reasons they have long forgotten, watching the world around them change, but never leaving. The one thing they all agree on - the living and the dead - is never, ever to open the attic door...Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781741750652
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Russon, Penni
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Enemy, The
There's a war on. We see something that could be a desert, in which there are two holes. In the holes are two soldiers. They are enemies.
ISBN 9780958557184
Publisher Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 2007
Cali, Davide & Bloch, Serge (ill)
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Enora and the black crane
An aboriginal story that tells of Enora's fascination with the coloured birds of the forest.
ISBN 9780868966441
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1991
Meeks, Arone Raymond
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Eon
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.
ISBN 9780670062270
Publisher Viking Children's, 2008
Goodman, Alison
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Eona
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.
ISBN 9780732284947
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2011
Goodman, Alison
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Equen Queen, The
A seemingly friendly sky-city appears to trade with Quentaris but all is not what it seems, and a dragon, its hatching egg and an equen all play their part in trying to save Quentaris.
ISBN 9781876462598
Series Quentaris chronicles series (28 books)
Publisher Ford Street Publishing, 2008
Brugman, Alyssa
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Eragon
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. Perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But, when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realises he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. He sets off on a journey of magic, power, duty and destiny.
ISBN 9780552552097
Series Inheritance Cycle series (1 of 4)
Publisher Corgi Books, 2007
Paolini, Christopher
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Erebos
Nick finds himself caught between two worlds, playing a game on the computer that depends on his actions in real life.
ISBN 9781742379531
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Poznanski, Ursula & Pattinson, Judith (trans)
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Eric Vale - epic fail
Ever had a nickname? A rotten run of bad luck? A best friend who just looks on the bright side - even when the bright side looks black? Well, Eric Vale's got all three, and they're pushing him towards the epic-est of all epic fails!
ISBN 9781862919921
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2012
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale - off the rails
Principal Porter thinks Eric Vale has gone off the rails, but could there be an explanation for his behaviour, like mutant vampire zombie werewolf aliens stealing Eric's brain.
ISBN 9781862919945
Series Eric Vale series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale - super male
It is superhero week at school and Eric Vale, superfail and writer of superhero comics, is in his element. But there are surprises in-store including a mutant orang-utan and the dreaded Oogily Boogily man.
ISBN 9781862919938
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2013
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Eric Vale series
Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Eric Vale series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard & Bauer, Joe (ill)
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Erik's enigma
You're going to Scandinavia. You can't wait. Viking treasure, snarling wolverines and unexplained deaths of whales. Is the enigmatic Erik a real Viking as he claims, and can he be trusted? It's up to you to find out, if you're prepared to risk all.
ISBN 9781742480886
Series Ranger in Danger series (5 of 3)
Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, 2010
Willmore, Sean & Reynolds, Alison
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Erika's story
A beautiful, haunting picture book portraying the true story of a survivor of the holocaust. In 1944, Erika is thrown by her mother from a cattle train on the way to a concentration camp. She is found by a German woman who risks her life to raise Erika.
ISBN 9781568461762
Publisher Creative Editions, 2003
Vander Zee, Ruth & Innocenti, Roberto (ill)
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Ernie Dingo
A biography that traces the life of one of the most well known Aboriginal performers on television.
ISBN 9781876400248
Series Aussie stars series (12 books)
Publisher Coolabah Publishing, 2001
McCallum, Grant
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Ernie Dingo: king of the kids, an Australian story
The story of Sally Dingo's husband, Ernie, and his mob written for children.
ISBN 9781740517102
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Dingo, Sally
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Ersatz elevator, The
The three Baudelaire orphans go to live in the penthouse of the trend-following Jerome and Esme Squalor, who adopt the children because orphans are "in." Despite the Baudelaires' resourcefulness, both Olaf and the Quagmires elude the authorities due to the obtuseness of adults who, until it is too late, deny that terrible things can happen.
ISBN 9780064408646
Series Series of unfortunate events (6 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2001
Snicket, Lemony
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Escape
Locked doors, high prison walls and barbed wire are formidable enough obstacles but many escaping prisoners also face savage dogs and armed guards who shoot to kill. From Alcatraz to Devil's Island, this book tells the extraordinary tales of men who risked their lives for their freedom.
ISBN 9780794519827
Series Usborne true stories series (10 of 18)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2008
Dowswell, Paul
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Escape by sea
Sara, a strong and resourceful young woman, escapes with her father from Carthage by sea to face the hostile Roman navy and pirates. The naval tactics, medicine and international relations of the third century, and the insights into trades such as jewellery and sword-making, are an exciting backdrop to their perilous voyage and the political intrigue they encounter. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862917699
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2008
Lawrence, L S
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Escape from kids' club
Max, Lily, Boaz and Jesse are stuck in Kids' Club at an island resort, forced to watch endless Pirates of the Caribbean re-runs while their parents relax by the pool. After eight days, they decide to break out and let the real fun begin.
ISBN 9780143305620
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Gwynne, Phillip
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Escape from war
Frank lives in London and when his father is drafted and his neighbourhood is bombed, Frank is evacuated to the countryside. There, he meets a German Jewish girl named Hannah and learns how much is at stake in the war with Nazi Germany.
ISBN 9780753457948
Series My side of the story series (1 of 6)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Riordan, James
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Escape from Wolfhaven Castle
Tell your lord to beware, the wolves smell danger in the wind. Wolfhaven Castle has been attacked and only four escape. Tom, trained to scrub pots, not fight; Elanor, the lord's daughter; Sebastian, a knight in training; and Quinn, the witch's apprentice. If they are to save their people, they must find four magical beasts from legend and awaken the sleeping warriors of the past. But first, they have to make it out of the castle alive.
ISBN 9781743624067
Series The impossible quest series (1 of 5)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Forsyth, Kate
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Escape to Eaglehawk
Overseers, superintendents and gaol bullies make the lives of boys transported to Van Diemen's Land in the 1830s miserable, even dangerous. Determined not to be stuck at Point Puer, Sam and Jemmy find plans can so easily go wrong.
ISBN 9780958016407
Publisher Otto Books, www.vashtifarrer.com, 2002
Farrer, Vashti
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eSide
Sam and her mother live in the rear of the Conch Cafe, close to Sam's best friend Melody. The building is owned by greedy witch Hecate who will do everything in her power to own the cafe's Good-Luck-Conch. After Hecate steals the shell and the cafe burns down, the girls have a series of adventures in eSide where they must travel through dangerous digital worlds before they can recover their conch.
ISBN 9781741307740
Publisher Five Senses Publications, 2013
Alexander, Goldie
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Esty's gold
The 1840's potato famine in Ireland and the death of her father dramatically change thirteen year old Esty's life. The remaining family members migrate to Australia in the hope of making their fortune. The goldfields, Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade feature in the life of this feisty heroine.
ISBN 9781845079659
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2009
Arrigan, Mary
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Eulalia
Lord Asheye, the Badger Lord of Salamandastron, sees his own demise, prompting him to send a clever haremaid from the Long Patrol on a quest to find his successor. Meanwhile, Gorath, an orphaned warrior badger, has a vision of his own. A sword-wielding mouse tells him to follow a thief to Redwall. Complicating matters are Vizka Longtooth and his scurrilous Sea Raiders.
ISBN 9780141381619
Series Redwall series (19 of 17)
Publisher Puffin UK, 2007
Jacques, Brian
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Evan's Gallipoli
Evan is 14 when his father decides they should deliver some comforting goods to the Allied soldiers. They are ill-prepared for the danger, horrors and hardship they will encounter at war.
ISBN 9781743311356
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Greenwood, Kerry
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Eventual poppy day
Living one hundred years apart, two seventeen year old men are artists and share a love of painting. In 1915, Maurice enlists to fight in World War l and his story allows us to see the brutality and futility of war, as well as the friendship and loyalty that develops. A century later, it is Maurice's diary, preserved in a tin box, that saves his deeply-troubled nephew, Oliver, from entering a downward spiral. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780732299514
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2015
Hathorn, Libby
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Ever
When Kezi's mother's life is threatened, her father bargains with Admat, god of oaths, to spare her. He is unprepared for the consequences, that he must sacrifice Kezi, instead. Kezi finds hope in Olus, the Akkan god of the wind, who loves her and determines to save her. Together, they face seemingly insurmountable trials but, if both succeed, they will become immortal. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780061229626
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2009
Levine, Gail Carson
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Everafter war, The
Concludes the dramatic cliff hanger that ended book six. Sabrina and Daphne's prayers are finally answered when their parents are awoken from their sleeping spell. But, their happy reunion is short-lived when they are caught in the middle of a war between The Scarlet Hand and Prince Charming's Everafter army.
ISBN 9780810983557
Series Sisters Grimm series (7 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Buckley, Michael & Ferguson, Peter (ill)
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Every minute in Australia
Ever wondered what is happening every minute in Australia? This book will tell you how much tomato sauce will be consumed, money spent on bottled water and how many cars will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, plus much more.
ISBN 9781742832128
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Poshoglian, Yvette
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Every minute on Earth
Packed with interesting and entertaining facts about the things that happen on Earth every sixty seconds. To whet your appetite, 2,000 thunderstorms occur, 45 million gallons of water go over Niagara Falls, 2,271 working satellites orbit Earth, a hair grows 0.00027 inch and 15,000 gallons of air are inhaled by a blue whale.
ISBN 9780439908870
Publisher Scholastic US, 2007
Murrie, Steve & Matthew & Lloyd, Mary Anne (ill)
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Every picture tells a story
Artworks from the National Gallery of Australia convey the history and development of Australian culture. Each double page spread features an aspect of our heritage, including the first Australians, convicts, the gold rush, explorers, a love of the beach and the diversity of the land.
ISBN 9780980354034
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2008
Ross, John & Booth, Anne
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Everything is changed
Jake and Alex. Best mates. One terrible mistake. Two lives that will never be the same. Told in reverse, this powerful and gritty novel moves through the wreckage of a broken friendship, back to the moment when everything changed.
ISBN 9780702254161
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2016
Weetman, Nova
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Everything you need to know about the human body
Packed with information, amazing facts, questions and creative activities, this human body encyclopedia will tell you everything you want to know about what the body can do, the human life cycle, food and digestion, the brain and the senses, structure and movement, and much more.
ISBN 9780753431979
Publisher Kingfisher, 2012
Dr Macnair, Patricia
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Everything, everything
Maddy is allergic to the world. She hasn't left her house in seventeen years. Olly is the boy next door. He's determined to reach her. A story about the crazy risks we take for love. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780552574235
Publisher Corgi Books, 2015
Yoon, Nicola & Yoon, David (ill)
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Evil star
Five gatekeepers stand between humanity and supernatural chaos. Fourteen year old Matt has inner powers that are still beyond his control when he discovers another gatekeeper, Pedro. They face gun battles and kidnapping while experiencing the uglier side of Peru. Only when all the gatekeepers have found each other will they stop the black magic and unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781844286201
Series Power of Five series (2 of 8)
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Horowitz, Anthony
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Evil star: the graphic novel
It began with Raven's Gate. But, it's not over, the enemy is stirring again. After defeating the Old Ones at Raven's Gate, Matt Freeman thought he could get on with his life. But, far away in Peru, a second gate is about to open. Only Matt has the power to stop the forces of darkness breaking through but, now, they know all about him. This time, they're going to destroy him first. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406311303
Series Power of Five series (8 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2014
Topics / Graphic novels /
Horowitz, Anthony & Lee, Tony & O'Connor, Lee (ill)
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Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, The
The summer of 1899 is hot in eleven year old Calpurnia Tate's sleepy, Texas town. She begins a nature diary and, intrigued by an invasion of large, yellow grasshoppers, spends more time with her remote and cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist. When they are about to make an amazing discovery, the reality of Callie's situation catches up with her. She's a girl, expected to cook and clean and sew.
ISBN 9780312659301
Publisher Henry Holt & Co, 2011
Kelly, Jacqueline
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Excalibur, the legend of King Arthur (graphic novel)
Arthur Pendragon frees the enchanted sword, Cliburn, from its rocky sheath and fights to save his kingdom from King Ulric. When Arthur marries Guinevere, Merlin the magician, agrees to help Arthur forget his true love, Vivianne, the Lady of the Lake. The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table unfolds dramatically in this action-packed, graphic novel. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781406321593
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Graphic novels /
Lee, Tony & Hart, Sam (ill)
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Exchange of heart
Since the death of his sister, Evie, Munro Maddux has been stuck. Flashbacks. Anger. Chest pains. A constant ache in his right hand. And a taunting voice he calls the Coyote. In an act of desperation, Munro heads off on a student exchange to Australia - the country of Evie's dreams. Forced by his new school to join a volunteer program, Munro discovers the Coyote is silenced in one place: Fair Go, an assisted-living residence in Brisbane's west. Munro gets to know his team of residents: designer Bernie; sleeping refugee Shah; would-be wedded couple Blake and Dale; comic creator Iggy; and self-defence tutor Florence. As this unlikely group shows Munro the sights, Munro's notion of what it means to be a big brother begins to change. But the burden Munro carries is not so easily cast aside. Will the Coyote triumph? Or can Munro find the fortitude necessary to mend his heart? Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143781578
Publisher Penguin Random House Australia, 2017
Topics / Displacement /
Groth, Darren
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Experimenting with Science
Find out about the world around you by testing how things work and the laws of science. Carry out the invisible force of air-test to see how air moves and how it affects nature. Mix up some potions using household chemicals to create unexpected results. Challenge your perceptions with experiments that test your senses.
ISBN 9781119291336
Series Dummies Junior series (12 books)
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2016
Topics / STEM /
Mullins, Olivia J
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Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Exploding endings series (3 books)
Various
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Exploding endings: Cursed pants & cranky cops
In this hilarious collection of short stories, one thing is guaranteed. You won't pick the endings to protecting yourself from a stalking mother, the seventy-nine cheekiest excuses for not doing your homework, why your pencil case is holding dangerous secrets, and what happens when you discover your teacher it not who you think.
ISBN 9781922134707
Series Exploding endings series (3 books)
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2016
Harris, Tim
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Exploding endings: Dingbats & lollypop arms
Expect the unexpected in each of these funny short stories. There's a seagull with a sweet tooth, a chicken soup recipe which quickly gets out of control, vanishing people and the world's biggest shopping hater.
ISBN 9781922134691
Series Exploding endings series (3 books)
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2016
Harris, Tim
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Exploding endings: Painted dogs & doom cakes
Expect the unexpected in each of these funny, short stories. It's a world where it rains lemonade, dentists terrorise children, a whole school is put on detention at once, and making a simple chocolate cake is one of life's more dangerous tasks.
ISBN 9781922134578
Series Exploding endings series (3 books)
Publisher Harbour Publishing House, 2015
Harris, Tim
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Explore Australia: the kid edition
A travel guide for kids covering destinations and activities all around the country. Packed with fun facts, beguiling history and tips on what to see and do, the guide is organised into state chapters, highlighting the top attractions in each capital city and a range of holiday regions. There are also sections on weird place names, how to read maps and Aussie road signs.
ISBN 9781741174908
Publisher Explore Australia, 2015
Scott, Janine
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Explorer
Be an eyewitness to the daring and danger-filled adventures of explorers who risked all to set out across oceans, ice and space.
ISBN 9780751364934
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Matthews, Rupert
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Exposure
The controversial marriage of Otello, black football star, and Desmerelda, socialite and white pop icon, attracts jealousy and betrayal. The poor, street kids like Bush fight just as desperately for their family to survive. Realistic street language and drug references. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781406306491
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Peet, Mal
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Extra time
Matt is a talented young soccer player who is selected to travel to England to join the Premier League, with his ten year old sister as his manager.
ISBN 9780143307754
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2013
Gleitzman, Morris
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Extraordinary and unusual adventures of Horatio Lyle, The
Set in Victorian London, a former Special Constable who loves science and inventions must solve a case for her Majesty's government. Mystery, conspiracy and even a touch of the supernatural. Blasphemous language may offend some readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781904233787
Publisher Time Warner, 2006
Webb, Catherine
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Extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict, The
Nine year old Nicholas is transferred to a new orphanage called Child's End, where the children are mistreated and the place is poorly run. Nicholas learns that the former owner had a treasure, which he and the orphanage director believe is hidden in the house or on the grounds. While avoiding bullies, Nicholas must put his talents to work to try and find the treasure before the director does.
ISBN 9780316176200
Series The Mysterious Benedict Society series (4 of 4)
Publisher Little, Brown & Co, 2013
Stewart, Trenton Lee
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Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books and up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the online booklists for the PRC ID of the individual books in this series.
Series Extreme adventures series (11 books)
D'Ath, Justin
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Extreme animals: the toughest creatures on Earth
Fascinating insight into how animals can survive some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Find out how sperm whales and elephant seals can stay underwater for up to 50 minutes and lots more interesting and unusual facts.
ISBN 9781406305593
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Davies, Nicola
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Extreme girls
Girls Stuff TV is going extreme. Jetboating sounds good, now add TV cameras, sound crew and a co-host who would love to see Mickey take a swim. Mickey's commitment to the show is tested as she tries to keep her head above water.
ISBN 9781921167713
Series Diva series (8 of 6)
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2007
Lawson, Sue
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Extreme jobs 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. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Extreme jobs series (6 books)
Hyland, Tony
No book cover.
9759
Extreme pets
Fascinating facts about some very unusual animals and insects in a magazine style book. Each animal has its own report card with a rating out of ten on the animal's coolness, friendliness and ease of care.
ISBN 9780439829489
Publisher Scholastic US, 2006
Harrington, Jane
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Extreme planet: exploring the most extreme stuff on Earth
A whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, widest, thinnest, coolest, scariest, smelliest things on the planet. It's all here!
ISBN 9781743214107
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications, 2012
Dubois, Michael & Hilden, Katri
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Extreme sports
An introduction to extreme sports including mountain biking, skydiving, urban sports like skateboarding and watery extremes such as surfing and whitewater kayaking. Find out what makes a sport extreme , how fast do you fall in a skydive and where are the biggest waves ever surfed.
ISBN 9781409564225
Series Usborne beginners plus series (16 books)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2014
Bone, Emily
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Extreme sports
An engaging look at some very extreme and whacky sports, including parachuting and skydiving, baseboarding and blading, bungee jumping and extreme ironing.
ISBN 9781741694598
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2009
Evans, Lynette
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Extremely weird thing that happened in huggabie falls, The
Kipp Kindle and his friends Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest town on Earth. Weird things happen all the time - that's normal. But when an extremely weird thing happens Kipp and his friends know that something is wrong. They embark on a fast-paced, action-packed, hilarious adventure to find out what is making everything turn normal, and to return the weirdness to Huggabie Falls.
ISBN 9781925603484
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2018
Cece, Adam & Weldon, Andrew (ill)
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Eye of minds, The
The government needs Michael to track down a rogue gamer, but the risk is enormous and the line between game and reality could be blurred forever. Includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780552569736
Publisher Corgi Books, 2014
Dashner, James
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Eye of the forest, The
When a collection of Incan artifacts goes missing, the Blue Djinn of Babylon dispatches the twins and Uncle Nimrod to recover them. Along the way, though, John and Philippa encounter their friend Dybbuk, who was drained of his djinn powers but is determined to get them back.
ISBN 9780439932172
Series The children of the lamp series (5 of 7)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Kerr, P B
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Eye see
We take our sight for granted, but there's more to seeing than meets the eye. Find out how our eyes work and why they sometimes play tricks. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
ISBN 9781865047577
Series X-zone series (48 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2004
Topics / Year 6 easy reads /
Harris, David & Van Til, Meaghan
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Eye to eye
Jansi, a feral boy, and the computerised intelligence of a crashed spaceship make an unlikely pair in this story, set after the apocalypse. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780140384444
Publisher Penguin, 1997
Jinks, Catherine
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Eyeful of Emily, An
Meet Emily Eyefinger, the girl who discovers that having an eye on the end of your finger is incredibly handy when it comes to solving puzzles, crimes and problems of all sorts.
ISBN 9780732285685
Series Emily Eyefinger series (11 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2007
Ball, Duncan
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Eyespy Emily Eyefinger
Contains Emily Eyefinger's alien adventure, Emily Eyefinger and the devil bones, Emily Eyefinger and the balloon bandits, Emily Eyefinger and the ghost ship.
ISBN 9780732286378
Series Emily Eyefinger series (12 of 13)
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 2008
Ball, Duncan
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Eyewitness 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. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Eyewitness series (36 books)
Various
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Eyre affair, The
There is another 1985, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos can be regenerated and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of Jane Eyre. Thursday Next, a literary detective without equal, fear or botfriend, is on the trail of the villainous Hades who is kidnapping characters from works of fiction and holding them to ransom. Sophisticated writing and humour, some coarse language. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780340820476
Series Thursday Next series (1 of 6)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Fforde, Jasper
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