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Premier's Reading Challenge booklists 2007

Students are not restricted to books listed for their particular year level, and may select books suitable for their particular level of reading ability.

Prep to Year 1 | Year 1 to Year 3 | Year 3 to Year 5

Prep - Year 1

This list contains picture books that support the development of pre-reading and early reading strategies. Prep to Year 1 students can read independently and/or 'experience' these books. 'Experiencing' a book can include a range of classroom or home activities such as shared reading, listening and reading along with a text, or being read to. A print friendly version (new window 332K Adobe PDF document) of this list can be downloaded.

Students, parents/caregivers and/or teachers may choose books from these lists, but it is not mandatory.

Author Title Fiction/NF
Albert, Mary; Lofts, Pamela Details and Review. How the birds got their colours NF
Allen, Pamela Details and Review. Grandpa and Thomas and the green umbrella F
Allen, Pamela Details and Review. Share said the rooster F
Allen, Pamela Who sank the boat  F
Bancroft, Bronwyn Details and Review. An Australian abc of animals NF
Bedford, David; Worthington, Leonie Details and Review. Big NF
Bedford, David; Worthington, Leonie Details and Review. Big and small NF
Bridwell, Norman Where is Clifford?  [Clifford series]  F
Burningham, John Mr Gumpy’s outing  F
Bourke, Nike; Danalis Stella Details and Review. What the sky knows F
Brian, Janeen; Huxley, Dee Details and Review. By jingo: an alphabet of animals NF
Brian, Janeen;  King, Stephen Michael Details and Review. Where does Thursday go? F
Browne, Anthony Details and Review. My dad F
Carle, Eric The very hungry caterpillar  F
Child, Lauren Details and Review. I am too absolutely small for school: featuring Charlie and Lola F
Cox, Tania; McLean, Andrew Details and Review. Little bat F
Daddo, Andrew; Quay, Emma Details and Review. Goodnight, me F
Dale, Kim Details and Review. Bush babies NF
Dale, Kim Details and Review. Little tawny NF
De Paola, Tomie Details and Review. Days of the blackbird: a tale of northern Italy  F
Dodd, Lynley Hairy Maclary F
Dodd, Lynley Details and Review. Zachary quack minimonster F
Donaldson, Julia; Sharratt, Nick Details and Review. Hippo has a hat F
Dray, Matt Details and Review. Dougal the garbage dump bear F
Dunbar, Polly Details and Review. Dog blue F
Fienberg, Anna; Gamble, Kim Details and Review. Minton goes flying F
Graham, Bob Details and Review. Oscar’s half birthday F
Gravett, Emily Details and Review. Orange pear apple bear F
Gray, Kes; Nayler, Sarah Details and Review. Ever so, ever so F
Hill, Eric Details and Review. Spot can count [Spot series] NF
Hornsey, Chris; Perkins, Gwyn Details and Review. Why do I have to eat off the floor? F
Hutchins, Pat Rosie’s walk  F
Inkpen, Mick Details and Review. Is it bedtime Wibbly Pig? F
Jeffers, Oliver Details and Review. Lost and found F
Jinks, Catherine; McLean, Andrew Details and Review. You’ll wake the baby F
King, Stephen Michael Details and Review. Emily loves to bounce F
Lee, Lyn; Gamble, Kim Details and Review. Eight F
Lester, Alison Details and Review. Ernie dances to the didgeridoo F
Lofts, Pamela; Green, Mona Details and Review. The echidna and the shade tree NF
Metcalf, Paula Details and Review. Mabel’s magical garden F
Niland, Deborah Details and Review. Annie’s chair F
Odgers, Sally; Foye, Lloyd Details and Review. I'm big enough  F
Rosselson, Leon; Lamont, Priscilla Details and Review. Where’s my mum F
Shanahan, Lisa; Guthridge, Bettina Details and Review. My mum Tarzan F
Simmons, Jane Details and Review. Ebb and Flo and the baby seal F
Stiller, Laurie; Rogers, Gregory (illus) Details and Review. Princess Max F
Watts, Frances; Legge, David Details and Review. Kisses for Daddy F
Wild, Margaret; Niland, Deborah Details and Review. Chatterbox F
Wild, Margaret; Bentley, Jonathon Details and Review. The little crooked house F
Zamorano, Ana; Vivas, Julie Details and Review. Let's eat F

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Last reviewed
7 March 2011
Last updated
7 March 2011