EJ12 Series
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This unique adventure series for young girls has now sold nearly three quarters of a million copies, making it one of Australia’s most popular children’s series. Now it’s the girls’ turn to save the world!

Special Agent EJ12 cracks codes and foils evil plans all over the world. Emma Jacks worries about mean girls, gym comps and not having perfect hair. EJ12 is Emma Jacks. Saving the world is the easy part!

Perfect for newly confident chapter book readers.

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Spooked!
EJ12 Girl Hero 17: Spooked!

In different castles all over England, centuries-old sovereigns have been stolen. All at the stroke of midnight. Special Agent EJ12 will have to fight her fears and lead her team in her scariest night mission yet. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why does she get spooked so easily? Perhaps she doesn’t after all …

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EJ12 Girl Hero 16: Time To Shine

Selected as the ‘Get Reading! Book You Can’t Put Down’ for July 2013Get Reading Guaranteed: A Book You Can't Put Down

In Time to Shine Emma Jacks remembers her early days at the top-secret SHINE Agency …

Evil agency SHADOW was leaking oil in to the ocean and demanding a ransom. SHINE Agency Agent-in-Training, EJ12 had to be at her brightest to save the marine animals. That’s always been the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. Will she still be able to when one of her best friends moves away? Perhaps she will after all …

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EJ12 Girl Hero 15: Big Brother

Evil agency SHADOW seems to know everything SHINE is planning. Is there a connection between that and the new arrival at the SHINE Animal Training Centre?

All eyes are on Special Agent EJ12. She will need to find out how SHADOW is spying on SHINE before SHADOW finds her! That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything.So why does she find her older brother so irritating? Perhaps she doesn’t after all …

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EJ12 Girl Hero 14: Kimono Code

One of the Get Reading! top “50 Books You Can’t Put Down” for 2012

Evil agency SHADOW is threatening to sabotage the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival. But why and how?

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? Perhaps she doesn’t after all …

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EJ12 Girl Hero 13: Fashion Fraud

Our favourite spy girl hero is back and in Paris where some of the world’s most famous paintings have gone missing during Fashion Week. Special Agent EJ12 needs to trust her instincts if she is stop more paintings disappearing. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why does she find working out what to wear to a mean girl’s party so hard? Perhaps she doesn’t after all …

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EJ12 Girl Hero #12: Secret Safari
EJ12 Girl Hero 12: Secret Safari

Selected as the ‘Get Reading! Guaranteed: Book You Can’t Put Down’ for March 2012Get Reading Guaranteed: A Book You Can't Put Down

Someone is hunting the rare black rhino for its precious horns. Is evil agency SHADOW responsible? Nothing is as it seems. Special Agent EJ12 will need to look beneath the surface if she is to stop more animals being hurt. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why does she find dealing with the new girl at school so hard? Perhaps she doesn’t after all …

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Christmas Countdown
EJ12 Girl Hero 11: Christmas Countdown

The world’s largest diamond collection has disappeared just days before Christmas. But how and when will evil agency SHADOW try to smuggle it out of the country? And what does the Christmas fun park have to do with it?

Special Agent EJ12 needs to stop them – and this time she has a very special spy-buddy to help her!

‘Christmas Countdown rocks!’ – Isabella

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EJ12 Girl Hero 10: Pyramid Puzzle

SHADOW seems to have uncovered a secret in an Egyptian pyramid, but what and where? Special Agent EJ12 will need to dig deep and unravel the puzzle before SHADOW escapes with ancient treasure. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why doesn’t she think she can’t trust her friends? Perhaps she can after all …

‘I love Pyramid Puzzle, it’s great!’ – Ellie

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EJ12 Girl Hero 9: Out Of This World

A new SHADOW scientist is over the moon. She seems to have found a way to stop SHINE’s top-secret spy satellite. Special Agent EJ12 needs to take off and aim high. Can she stop SHADOW from finding out all SHINE’s secrets? That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why is she is getting worked up about her school project? Perhaps she isn’t after all …

‘My favourite is Out of This World because Izzy joins Shine and EJ gets to go to the moon. I love this book and love learning about space and space junk.’ – Minhyung

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EJ12 Girl Hero 8: Drama Queen

Shadow is up to something with the water supply but what could it possibly have to do with the filming of a new action movie? Special Agent EJ12 needs to keep her eye on the big picture. She needs to infiltrate the movie set and stop SHADOW before it is too late. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why is she is getting worked up over little things? Perhaps she isn’t after all …

‘Drama Queen is my favourite EJ12 Girl Hero story because it has inspired me to do big things – like I used to be so scared of performing on stage but EJ12 has helped me recover from it.’ – Hannah

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EJ12 Girl Hero 7: Making Waves

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. So why is she so nervous about the school swimming carnival?
Perhaps she isn’t after all …

‘It is cool and awesome!’

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EJ12 Girl Hero 6: On The Ball

There is a spy at SHINE’s top-secret training camp. But who is it? Special Agent EJ12 must not drop the ball. She must find the spy – and the missing invention. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12 Emma Jacks can do anything. So why is she so worried about trying out for the school soccer team? Perhaps she isn’t after all …

‘I love On the Ball because it tells you to never give up when times are hard and always try your best.’ – Jasmine

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EJ12 Girl Hero 5: Choc Shock

SHADOW is cooking up a new invention which could put SHINE in a real jam. It’s a recipe for disaster! Special Agent EJ12 needs to be patient and keep her eyes peeled. She must get inside the chocolate cake factory, find out what is going on and stop SHADOW’s plan. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12 Emma Jacks can do anything. So why is the school fund-raiser such a problem? Perhaps it isn’t after all …

‘I love Choc Shock because I love chocolate and it all sounds so yum and real.’ – Ebz

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EJ12 Girl Hero 4: Rocky Road

Shortlisted for the 2011 Australia Children’s Choice Awards ‘Book of the Year for Younger Readers’
Honour Book for the 2011 Koala Awards ‘Book of the Year for Younger Readers’

Koala AwardsEvil agency SHADOW is really rocking the SHINE network. SHINE knows they are planning something but how are they sending their messages? Special Agent EJ12 must not miss a beat. This time she needs to find the code as well as pull the curtain down on SHADOW. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why can’t she perform with her friends at the school concert? Perhaps she can after all …

‘Rocky Road is the most awesome book ever!’ – Emily

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EJ12 Girl Hero 3: In The Dark

SHINE’s solar energy station is under threat from evil agency SHADOW. Special Agent EJ12 needs to lighten up. She must crack SHADOW’s codes and overcome her fears to stop them before they turn the lights out on the SHINE network. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why is she worried about going to her best friend’s slumber party? Perhaps she isn’t after all …

‘My favourite book is In the Dark because it is really cool and fun and I like how EJ overcame her fear of the dark!’ – Jirasara

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EJ12 Girl Hero 2: Jump Start

Evil agency SHADOW is up to something in the middle of the rainforest. Something that could see them get the jump on SHINE. SHINE Special Agent EJ12 needs to leap into action. She must crack SHADOW’s codes and foil their plans. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why is the state gym competition so hard? Perhaps it isn’t after all …

‘Jump Start is my favourite because it is action-packed and full of twists and turns.’ – Gabrielle

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EJ12 Girl Hero 1: Hot & Cold

Shortlisted for the 2010 Australian Children’s Choice  ‘Book of the Year for Younger Readers’ Award

The heat is on as someone seems to be melting the polar ice cap. Special Agent EJ12 needs to crack the codes and keep her cool to put the evil-doer’s plan back on ice. That’s the easy part.

As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why can’t she handle the school Ice Queen of Mean, Nema? Perhaps she can after all …

‘Hot & Cold is my favourite because when I read it, I couldn’t stop reading!’ – Millie

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