Booklists

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ID Title Author  
1549
Each beach
Eccentric and lovable characters search for the best ice cream, with funny tongue twisting rhymes.
ISBN 9781876233051
Publisher Box Press, 1998
Topics / Australian Author /
Rubinstein, Gillian
No book cover.
101550
Earth
From vicious volcanoes to wondrous waterfalls, the terror and beauty of Earth is shown in all its glory. Contains fascinating factual information about the earth with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780756610692
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2005
Topics / Environment /
Dorling Kindersley (pub)
No book cover.
9494
Earthworms
One of the Minibeasts series, describing the physical characteristics, behaviour and habitat of the earthworm.
ISBN 9780531146514
Publisher Watts Publishing Group, 2002
Llewellyn, Claire & Watts, Barrie
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24957
Eat your peas
Daisy won't eat her peas, no matter what her mother promises. They come to an agreement in the end when Daisy turns the tables on her mum.
ISBN 9781862308046
Series Daisy series (1 of 15)
Publisher Red Fox, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Gray, Kes & Sharratt, Nick (ill)
No book cover.
24966
Ebi's boat
Ebi has a passion for boats and builds a fantasy world around them. When he meets an old, ex-sailor who lives next door, the two share Ebi's fantasy world in a host of imaginary ways.
ISBN 9781921136955
Publisher Windy Hollow Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Saxby, Claire & Spudvilas, Anne (ill)
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786
Eddie Pipper
Eddie Pipper loves penguins. But, he doesn't have one of his own and, for now, has to makes do with a special papier-mache penguin.
ISBN 9781921928215
Series Little Rockets series (4 books)
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Brian, Janeen & Stuart, Emma (ill)
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1558
Eddy and the demon bowler
Eddy hates playing cricket and he will do anything to get out of it. When there is a game of cricket coming up, he tries all sorts of things with hilarious results.
ISBN 9781862914513
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Carroll, Jane
No book cover.
4543
Edie Amelia and the monkey shoe mystery
Edie Amelia Sparks is a neat girl with very messy parents. While checking that her party outfit for her ninth birthday is in order, she discovers that one of her most treasured possessions is missing. As Edie Amelia sets out to solve the mystery, there is lots of fun as she chases a trail that involves her father, a piece of purple paper, a shadowy tall man, exotic settings and lots of food.
ISBN 9780330424189
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Lee, Sophie & Oxlade, Jonathon (ill)
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28237
Edie Amelia and the Runcible River fever
A mysterious illness, with very strange symptoms, is spreading through Runcible, throwing the townsfolk into a panic. Edie Amelia Sparks, nine year old detective extraordinaire, sets out to investigate. With her new best friend, Cheesy Chompster, and Mr Pants, her French bulldog, Edie begins the hunt for a cure and encounters some rather unusual things along the way.
ISBN 9780330425940
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Lee, Sophie & Oxlade, Jonathon (ill)
No book cover.
22471
Edwina: the dinosaur who didn't know she was extinct
Edwina is anything but extinct, just ask those people who enjoy her choc-chip cookies. But, Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie thinks it is time everyone, including Edwina, learnt how extinct dinosaurs are.
ISBN 9781406312294
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Willems, Mo
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15630
Egg is quiet, An
A beautifully illustrated, sophisticated and fascinating look at all sorts of eggs. American spelling and imperial measurement do not detract from the attractiveness of language, ideas and pictures.
ISBN 9780811844284
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2006
Aston, Dianna & Long, Sylvia
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17802
Eggs and chicks
A beautifully presented book about chickens, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794501662
Series Usborne beginners series (10 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2007
Patchett, Fiona & others
No book cover.
30304
Egyptian diary: journal of a young scribe
The year is 1465 BC and Nakht's family is moving from their village to Memphis, where his father has just become an important scribe. With Nakht, we explore this bustling Egyptian city, visiting the craftsmen's workshops and the shipyards, watching a burial ritual, and learning how the land is farmed, and how houses are built. Most thrilling of all, he witnesses a tomb robbery in the pyramids and meets the King of Egypt.
ISBN 9781406330625
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Platt, Richard & Parkins, David (ill)
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13824
Egyptians
A beautifully presented book about the ancient Egyptians, including simple facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746074541
Series Usborne beginners series (6 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Turnbull, Stephanie
No book cover.
EJ12 girl hero series
Emma Jacks is a regular school girl who loves music, plays in a band and enjoys sleepovers with her friends but she is also a secret agent for SHINE. 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.
Series EJ12 girl hero series (13 books)
McFarlane, Susannah
No book cover.
1017
EJ12 girl hero: big brother
A new arrival at the Shine animal training centre and suddenly Shadow seems to know everything they are planning. EJ12 needs to find how they are spying on them and fast.
ISBN 9781921931161
Series EJ12 girl hero series (13 books)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
No book cover.
14053
EJ12 girl hero: choc shock
Special Agent EJ12 must get inside the chocolate cake factory to discover and stop Shadow's plan. At the same time, the school fund-raiser is proving to be a huge problem.
ISBN 9781921684050
Series EJ12 girl hero series (5 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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4564
EJ12 girl hero: Christmas countdown
Just days before Christmas, the world's largest diamond collection disappears. The evil agency SHADOW plans to smuggle it out of the country. Special Agent EJ12 needs to be patient and find the clues to how and when this will occur. That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything, except be patient while waiting for Christmas Eve.
ISBN 9781921684258
Series EJ12 girl hero series (11 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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2139
EJ12 girl hero: drama queen
Shadow is up to something with the water supply, but what could it have to do with the filming of the new movie.
ISBN 9781921684227
Series EJ12 girl hero series (8 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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10714
EJ12 girl hero: fashion fraud
During Fashion Week, some of the world's most famous paintings have gone missing. Special Agent EJ12 wonders if there is a connection. She'll need to trust her instincts if she is stop more paintings disappearing. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything.
ISBN 9781921931147
Series EJ12 girl hero series (13 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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26339
EJ12 girl hero: hot & cold
Emma Jacks is surprised to be recruited by the secret organisation 'Shine'. As a secret agent for Shine she is known as EJ12 or EJ when on a mission. Her first mission is to stop the melting of the polar ice cap in Antarctica and prevent an environmental disaster.
ISBN 9781921684005
Series EJ12 girl hero series (1 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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23882
EJ12 girl hero: in the dark
Shine's solar energy system is under attack. Special Agent EJ12 must crack Shadow's codes and face up to her fears to stop Shine from being plunged into darkness.
ISBN 9781921684029
Series EJ12 girl hero series (3 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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29631
EJ12 girl hero: jump start
Special agent EJ12 is on a new mission to crack evil agency Shadow's codes and save the rainforest. Her gymnastic training for the state gym competition might be very useful for this dangerous mission.
ISBN 9781921684012
Series EJ12 girl hero series (2 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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26328
EJ12 girl hero: Kimono code
Evil agency Shadow is threatening to sabotage the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival. Special Agent EJ12 needs to stay calm and keep her mind focused if she is to stop them in time. That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why does she find dealing with mean-girl Nema so hard?
ISBN 9781921931154
Series EJ12 girl hero series (14 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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42930
EJ12 girl hero: making waves
Evil agency, Shadow, is really making waves and now the coral reef is in danger. Special Agent EJ12 could be in over her head but she must stop Shadow before it is too late. That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything but, right now, she's really nervous about the school swimming carnival.
ISBN 9781921684166
Series EJ12 girl hero series (7 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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60679
EJ12 girl hero: on the ball
Special Agent EJ12 is worried about trying our for the soccer team but she should really be trying to find the missing invention and the spy at camp.
ISBN 9781921684043
Series EJ12 girl hero series (6 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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35171
EJ12 girl hero: out of this world
Specia Agent EJ12 needs to take off to the moon and stop SHADOW from finding out all of SHINE's secrets.
ISBN 9781921684234
Series EJ12 girl hero series (9 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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83037
EJ12 girl hero: pyramid puzzle
SHADOW seems to have uncovered a secret in an Egyptian pyramid, but what and where.
ISBN 9781921684241
Series EJ12 girl hero series (10 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2011
McFarlane, Susannah
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94190
EJ12 girl hero: rocky road
Special Agent EJ12 needs to pull the curtain down on Shadow to stop them rocking the Shine network and causing chaos. She knows she can get it done but she also needs to find a way to perform with her friends at the concert.
ISBN 9781921684036
Series EJ12 girl hero series (4 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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8744
EJ12 girl hero: secret safari
Soemone is hunting the rare black rhino for its precious horns. Nothing is as it seems and Special Agent EJ12 will need to look below the surface if she is to stop more animals from being hurt.
ISBN 9781921684265
Series EJ12 girl hero series (12 of 13)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
McFarlane, Susannah
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27001
EJ12 girl hero: time to shine
Emma Jacks can do anything as EJ12, but what will she do when her best friend moves away.
ISBN 9781921931383
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
McFarlane, Susannah
No book cover.
22740
Elephant alert
Mozz soars through the sky in a jet, rescuing wild animals around the world. But when Elephant Island is under threat from a deadly wave Mozz needs help urging the elephants to move! Time is running out! Can she convince Leo - a boy who can talk to animals - to join her on a dangerous rescue mission?
ISBN 9781741698480
Series Animal Rescue series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
French, Jackie
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15238
Elephants
Simple, factual information about elephants, with beautifully presented photographs and illustrations. A glossary of terms and an index are included.
ISBN 9780733921261
Series Longman world of animals series (20 books)
Publisher Pearson Education Australia, 2002
Meadows, Graham & Vial, Claire
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17865
Elizabeth 1
A beautifully presented book about the first Queen Elizabeth, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794508081
Series Usborne beginners series (25 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2004
Turnbull, Stephanie & others
No book cover.
60546
Ellie the homesick puppy
Megan is really excited about moving. She can't wait to take her Golden Labrador, Ellie, for walks in the countryside near their new house. But, Mum and Dad say that Ellie will be upset by the move, and she has to go and stay with Gran. Megan really misses her and Ellie will do anything to get home to Megan.
ISBN 9781847151131
Series Kittens & puppies (Holly Webb) (8 books)
Publisher Stripes, 2010
Webb, Holly & Williams, Sophy (ill)
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893
Emily and the big bad bunyip
It's Christmas day in Shaggy Gully. The kangaroos are bouncy, the echidnas are prickly and the bats and possums are just hanging about. Only the bunyip is gloomy and Emily Emu is determined to make him smile for Christmas.
ISBN 9780732286927
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
French, Jackie & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
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89630
Emperor's egg, The
The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its bitterly, inhospitable winter. Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it. He then spends two months standing on the freezing cold ice with the egg on his feet.
ISBN 9781406313017
Series Nature storybooks series (16 of 16)
Publisher Walker Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Jenkins, Martin & Chapman, Jane (ill)
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31885
Emperor's kingdom: penguins on ice, The
Join the Emperor Penguins in Antarctica and experience a year in the life of these amazing creatures. Find out how the baby penguins stay snug and warm on their dads' feet, how they are fed and how the colony huddles together during the freezing winter.
ISBN 9781742031262
Publisher Black Dog Books, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Kirkwood, Roger
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9538
Emperor's watchmaker, The
A poetry collection that is a curious compilation of regal, traditional and everyday living themes in a wide range of poetry forms.
ISBN 9780747547556
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2000
Sissay, Lemn & Newey, Gail (ill)
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1598
Enchanted wood, The
The cousins have many adventures in the strange lands at the top of the magic faraway tree, with all their unusual friends who live in the tree.
ISBN 9780749748005
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 2002
Blyton, Enid
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7414
Enigma: a magical mystery
Young Bertie Badger loves to visit his grandpa and friends at the retirement home for elderly magicians. One day, he arrives to find all the magic props have vanished. Bertie will have to solve the mystery before the magic show can start. Maybe you can help him.
ISBN 9780810972452
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Base, Graeme
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7759
Enoch the emu
Enoch the emu thinks it will be very easy being a house husband. He is not so sure once his partner, Wilhemina, leaves him to look after the eggs. By the time the story finishes only the joy of fatherhood can make up for his ordeal.
ISBN 9780949130044
Publisher Childerset Publishers, 2006
Winch, Gordon
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1607
Enormous crocodile, The
The Enormous Crocodile is incredibly greedy. He plans to guzzle as many children as he can for his lunch. Luckily, he's not very clever and the other animals in the jungle are determined to spoil his wicked schemes.
ISBN 9780140568226
Publisher Puffin UK, 2002
Dahl, Roald
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7831
Enormouse pearl heist, The
One day, my friends and I made an amazing discovery. We found a huge oyster - with an enormouse pearl inside! I was so excited about this rare, precious pearl that I wrote a special feature about it in The Rodent's Gazette. That article attracted attention - both good and bad. The enormouse pearl was in danger of being stolen! Would we be able to protect it?
ISBN 9780545341035
Series Geronimo Stilton series (51 of 56)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2012
Stilton, Geronimo
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20966
Entertainment technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made
ISBN 9780732997458
Series How does it work (2 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Bruce, Linda & Sam & Jack
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130979
Eric and Einstein
At home, Eric's parents are always busy and at school, he is always in trouble. When Eric meets Einstein, a genius mouse who has escaped the clutches of a mad scientist, Eric's life begins to turn around. But, the mad scientist is on their trail.
ISBN 9780330423175
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John & Snellgrove, Alex (ill)
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Ernie & Maud series
Humorous series about superheroes and animals. 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 Ernie & Maud series (4 books)
Watts, Frances & Watson, Judy (ill)
No book cover.
9566
Ernie dances to the didgeridoo
Ernie is going to live in the Australian Outback for a year. He is going to write a postcard during each season. Lots of lovely pictures and fun.
ISBN 9780618104420
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Lester, Alison
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100834
Escape
There can be nothing more frightening than the rulers of the land, talking wolves, taking your parents away and burning your house. Tam and Nina seek help from a group of outcasts.
ISBN 9781862917002
Series Wolf kingdom series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harland, Richard & Peterson, Laura (ill)
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65048
Escape from the fierce predator
When Jamie and Tom wake up an Allosaurus, they're in big trouble. This is one of the deadliest of the Jurassic dinosaurs and the boys must hide quickly. They take cover in an underground tunnel but something else is hiding there too. And it's not like anything ever seen before.
ISBN 9780192728951
Series Dinosaur Cove series (10 of 12)
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2009
Stone, Rex & Spoor, Mike (ill)
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111163
Escape of the deadly dinosaur: USA
Secret agent, Jack Stalwart, must capture the flesh-eating dinosaur before it destroys New York city.
ISBN 9781862301221
Series Jack Stalwart, Secret agent series (1 of 12)
Publisher Red Fox, 2006
Singer Hunt, Elizabeth & Wiliamson, Brian (ill)
No book cover.
1613
Esio Trot
A shy man, Mr Hoppy, wants to win Mrs Silver's affection. He only has courage for polite conversation as she tends her pet tortoise, Alfie, on the balcony below. When he learns that her dearest wish is for Alfie to grow, he hatches a plan.
ISBN 9780141311333
Publisher Puffin UK, 2001
Dahl, Roald
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1802

New
Ethan eats
Ethan eats everything except peas. What will he do when there's nothing else to eat.
ISBN 9780734413987
Series Ava adds series - NEW SERIES 2014 (3 of 4)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2013
Dubosarsky, Ursula & White, Annie (ill)
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9425
Eureka gold
Will and his family head for Ballarat to find gold. They face heat, dust and flies in summer; rain, mud and cold in winter. Along with other diggers and a young man with a strange past, the events of the Eureka Stockade change them forever.
ISBN 9780646274706
Publisher Otto Books, www.vashtifarrer.com, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Farrer, Vashti
No book cover.
9429
Eureka Stockade
An historic account of the Eureka Stockade, with humorous illustrations.
ISBN 9781863887083
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Boardman, Alan & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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46375
Evangeline, the wish keeper's helper
Evangeline, the toy elephant, lies under the bed all day, waiting and waiting for something to happen. If only she could be useful somewhere. One morning, a broom sweeps her out onto the bedroom floor.
ISBN 9780670075355
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Alderson, Maggie & Fletcher, Claire (ill)
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1617
Even bigger whoppers
Natasha, the new girl at school, insists she's a Russian princess. She insists her life is in great danger. Her new friends don't know if this is true or the biggest whopper ever.
ISBN 9780141308425
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2000
Simons, Moya
No book cover.
14963
Even my ears are smiling
Have some ear-tickling fun with this modern treasure trove of poetry, featuring classic favourites, some brand new ones and lots of tongue twisters.
ISBN 9781408802977
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2011
Rosen, Michael & Cole, Babette (ill)
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5167
Everything to lose
It is graduation week at SEAS and when Space Agents Neuron Star, Comet XS and Shooting Star are called to rescue the shelluscas on Planet Molluscara they know that it is not only the aliens who need rescuing. Can the agents find the source of the fire and smoke in time to rescue the alien shelluscas and one of their own?
ISBN 9781420293852
Series Star Girl series (16 of 16)
Publisher MacMillan, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Park, Louise
No book cover.
31032
Extraordinary Ernie and Marvellous Maud
Ernie Eggers is thrilled when he wins a superhero contest and becomes Extraordinary Ernie, after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and all day Saturday. Ernie is dismayed when he discovers that his sidekick is a sheep. But, Ernie soon discovers that Maud is no ordinary sheep.
ISBN 9780733321924
Series Ernie & Maud series (1 of 4)
Publisher ABC Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Watts, Frances & Watson, Judy (ill)
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4246
Eyes
Find out all about your eyes and the way they work. This book will also tell you why some creatures have eyes on the sides of their head and what to do if your eyes don't work.
ISBN 9781862307476
Series Little genius series (4 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2009
Lennard, Kate & Gulliksen, Eivind (ill)
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1630
Eyes in the dark
Poetry, printed in large white font on glossy black pages, describes a variety of Australia's nocturnal birds and animals, all of whom have eyes that stare out of the dark pages.
ISBN 9780734401991
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Dale, Kim
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14219
Eyes in the night
In a suburban backyard that borders the bush, the night is dark and a storm is coming. Peter leaves the comfort of his house to check his pets and is just in time to save a young owl from the clutches of a feral cat.
ISBN 9781920694258
Publisher University of Western Australia Press, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Ramage, Jan & Peterson, Laura (ill)
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15337
Eyes of gray wolf, The
Gray Wolf loses his mate and finds a new one during a winter of survival.
ISBN 9780811841412
Publisher Chronicle Books, 2004
London, Jonathan & Van Zyle, Jon
No book cover.
Eyewonder 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 Eyewonder series (22 books)
Various
No book cover.