Welcome to the Endeavour Sports High School Library

The resources contained within our library have been compiled to assist both students and teachers to more effectively access information to support the curriculum. Our library has access to:
• 27 networked computers linked to the internet and the school intranet
• wi-fi internet connection for DoE laptops
• a dedicated Senior Study Area
• an up-to-date book, periodical and digital collection that supports the curriculum studied at ESHS
• an extensive fiction collection that enhances the literacy programs at ESHS
• printing, scanning and photocopying facilities
• HSC specific resources
• staff who are able to assist student with their learning, information and technology queries
• quiet reading lounge area

Staff and students are able to search our library’s resources through the NSW DoE portal website, using their DoE login and clicking onto the Oliver icon:

Literacy and Reading Program

Reading for pleasure is a very valuable activity which research shows has enormous benefits and is very rewarding.  Some of the benefits of reading for pleasure include:

• Expanding vocabulary and improving writing skills and comprehension
• Improving focus and concentration
• Providing stronger analytical thinking skills
• Improving empathy and assisting in feeling more connected
• Providing mental stimulation and improving memory
• Encouraging life goals

In order to further extend 7J and 8J, the class is booked into the library once a cycle where students have the opportunity to browse and select reading material. A minimum requirement for students is to have completed eight (8) novels by the end of November. The reading is monitored by the class English teacher and the teacher librarian.

Students who wish to extend themselves further, which is strongly encouraged, have the opportunity to register in the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) and/or Mr Kozlowski’s Reading Challenge. The teacher librarian is available to assist students with registering for either of the challenges.

Suggested Reading List

All books on the reading list have been recommended by students and staff in good faith. Many have been included in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge and/or have been nominated or won literary awards.
Should parents/carers have any reservations about these books, we suggest you read online reviews with regards to the content, themes and language of each book.
For students interested in particular subject content or genres, we suggest they log into their student portal, then click onto the Oliver icon and use the search screen under “subject”, for example fiction – war or fiction – historical.
Good Reads for Stage 4

A Step from Heaven – An Na
Tomorrow, When the War Began – John Marsden
Conspiracy 365 Series – Gabrielle Lord
The Spook’s Apprentice – Joseph Delaney
Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
Colin Fischer  – Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz
The Recruit – Robert Muchamore (Cherub Series)
Dog On It: a Chet & Bernie Mystery – Spencer Quinn
The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier
The Giver – Lois Lowry
What The Raven Saw – Samantha-Ellen Bound
Other Brother – Simon French
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece – Annabel Pitcher
The Lab – Jack Heath
Pennies for Hitler – Jackie French
Camel Rider – Pru Mason
I am David – Anne Holm
Loyal Creatures – Morris Gleitzman
Wonder – R.J. Palacio
Boys without Names – Kashmira Sheth
Tigers on the Beach – Doug MacLeod
New City – Deborah Abela
Chinese Cinderella: the secret story of an unwanted daughter – Adeline Yen Mah
Keeper – Mal Peet
My Life as an Alphabet – Barry Jonsberg
Once – Morris Gleitzman (Series)
Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
Emilio – Sophie Masson
Parvana – Deborah Ellis
Hatchet – Gary Paulsen


Good Reads for Stage 5
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Protected – Claire Zorn
Beautiful Monster – Kate McCaffrey
Portraits of Celina – Sue Whiting
Gone – Michael Grant (Series)
Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
Pan’s Whisper – Sue Lawson
City of Bones ­– Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series)
Zac & Mia – A.J Betts
Dead to You – Lisa McMann
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
Butter – Erin Lange
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (Series)
Divergent – Veronica Roth (Series)
The Beginning of Everything – Robyn Schneider
Every day – David Levithan
Wings – Aprilynne Pike (Series)
The Happiest Refugee – Anh Do
Guantanamo Boy – Anna Perera
Between the Lives – Jessica Shirvington
Intruder – Christine Bongers
The Dead I Know – Scot Gardner
Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank


Good Reads for Stage 6
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
Burial Rites – Hannah Kent
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Between Oceans – M. L. Steadman
Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
Possession – A.S. Byatt
Wuthering Heights ­– Emily Bronte
The Power of One – Bryce Courtney
Tragedy Paper – Elizabeth Laban
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simison
Magician – Raymond E. Feist
The Universe versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence
My Place – Sally Morgan
How to Save a Life – Sara Zarr
A Thousand Splendid Suns  – Khaled Hosseini
Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
Wild Things ­– Brigid Delaney
The Book Thief ­– Markus Zusak
We Were Liars – E.Lockhart
The Killer’s Tears – Anne-Laure Bondoux
Pride and Prejudice ­– Jane Austen
Tuesdays with Morrie:
an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson – Mitch Albom