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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

Year 1 - 3

This list includes a combination of picture books and early chapter books containing simple texts for beginning and emergent readers. Year 1 - 3 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 313K 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 Pages Year level
Ahlberg, Allan Details and Review. The children who smelled a rat F 79 p 2 - 4
Allen, Pamela Details and Review. Mr Archimedes' bath F 28 p Picture book 1 - 3
Arlon, Penelope Details and Review. Plant [Eye know series] NF 19 p P - 4
Arlon, Penelope Details and Review. Tree [Eye know series] NF 19 p P - 4
Azar, Penny Details and Review. Encore! Encore! F 31 p Picture book P - 3
Baillie, Allan Details and Review. The boss F 32 p Picture book P - 7
Baker, Jeannie Details and Review. Where the forest meets the sea F 32 p Picture book 1 - 9
Barlow, Maisie (Yarrcali); Anning, Michael(Boiyool) Details and Review. Jirrbal : rainforest Dreamtime stories NF 59 p Picture book 1 - 5
Base, Graeme Details and Review. Jungle drums F 37 p Picture book P - 4
Bland, Nick Details and Review. A monster wrote me a letter F 32 p Picture book P - 5
Brian, Janeen Details and Review. What’s in the river? [Solos series] F 51 p 1 - 3
Browne, Anthony Details and Review. Voices in the park F 32 p Picture book 1 - 5
Browne, Anthony Details and Review. Willy the wimp F 32 p Picture book P - 3
Clement, Rod Details and Review. Grandad’s teeth F 30 p Picture book P - 7
Clement, Rod Details and Review. Olga the brolga F 30 p Picture book P - 9
Costain, Meredith; Allen, Pamela Details and Review. Doodledum dancing F 29 p Picture book P - 4
Costain, Meredith Details and Review. The sandpit war F 66 p 1 - 5
Cowley, Joy; McClelland, Linda Details and Review. The cheese trap F 30 p Picture book P - 3
Dubosarsky, Ursula Details and Review. The magic wand F 59 p 1 - 3
Economos, Christine Details and Review. Fur, feathers, scales, skin NF 16 p Picture book 1 - 3
Edwards, Hazel; Niland, Deborah Details and Review. There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake F 28 p Picture book P - 2
Fox, Mem; Denton, Terry Details and Review. Night noises F 31 p Picture book P - 3
Fox, Mem; Vivas, Julie Details and Review. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge F 30 p Picture book P - 3
Gleeson, Libby Details and Review. Queen of the universe [Solos series] F 51 p 1 - 3
Gleeson, Libby; James, Ann Details and Review. Shutting in the chooks F 32 p Picture book 1 - 3
Godwin, Jane; Agostino, Vincent Details and Review. When elephants lived in the sea NF 30 p Picture book P – 4
Good, Claire; Cox, David Details and Review. Here comes the rain F 30 p Picture book P - 3
Gower, Catherine; He, Zhihong Details and Review. Long-Long's New Year : a story about the Chinese Spring Festival F 29 p P - 3
Graham, Bob Details and Review. Dimity Dumpty F 38 p Picture book P - 5
Graham, Bob Details and Review. Greetings from Sandy Beach F 30 p Picture book P - 7
Grant, Joan; Curtis, Neil Details and Review. Cat and Fish F 32 p Picture book 1 – 3
Harmer, Wendy Details and Review. Pearlie and the big doll [Pearlie series] F 48 p 1 - 3
Hartley, Karen Details and Review. Spider [Bug books series] NF 32 p 1 - 3
Hobbs, Leigh Details and Review. Horrible Harriet F 32 p Picture book  P - 3
Hobbs, Leigh Details and Review. Old Tom: man of mystery [Old Tom series] F 31 p Picture book 1 - 3
Jenkins, Rhonda Details and Review. We celebrate [Inquizitive series] NF 16 p 1 - 3
Jennings, Paul; Bob Lea Details and Review. Rascal takes off [Rascal series] F 30 p Picture book 1 - 2
Jennings, Paul; Bob Lea Details and Review. Rascal the dragon[Rascal series] F 30 p Picture book 1 - 2
King, Stephen Michael Details and Review. Henry and Amy F 30 p Picture book P - 3
King, Stephen Michael Details and Review. Mutt dog! F 30 p Picture book P –5
Knowles, Sheena; Clement, Rod Details and Review. Edward the emu F 28 p Picture book P - 3
Laguna, Sofie Details and Review. Bad Buster [Aussie Nibbles series] F 56 p 1 - 3
Lester, Alison Details and Review. Imagine F 32 p Picture book P - 3
Little, Lorna; Lyndon, Janice Details and Review. The mark of the Wagarl NF 27 p Picture book 1 - 7
Lovell, Robin; Miller, David Details and Review. Where there’s smoke F 31 p Picture book P - 3
Mattingley, Christobel Details and Review. First friend [Aussie nibbles series] F 59 p P - 3
McKimmie, Chris Details and Review. Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow F 32 p Picture book P - 3
Metzenthen, David Details and Review. Spider F 60 p 1 - 3
Millard, Kerry Details and Review. Quincy and Oscar F 32 p Picture book P - 3
Moloney, James Details and Review. Duck sounds F 75 p 1 - 5
Nicholson, John Details and Review. Trains NF 64 p 1 - 5
Norrington, Leonie Details and Review. Croc bait F 51 p 1 - 3
O’Dowd, Annie Details and Review. Left shoe and the foundling F 77 p 2 - 4
Odgers, Sally; Rossell, Judith Details and Review. Sleepless in space [Tadpoles series] F 64 p 1 - 3
Oliver, Narelle Details and Review. Home F 30 p Picture book P - 7
Ormerod, Jan Details and Review. Who's who in our street? F 25 p Picture book P - 7
Rodda, Emily Details and Review. Fuzz the famous fly[Solos series] F 51 p P - 3
Russell, Dylan; McDougall, Wendy Details and Review. Nan and Dad and me at the zoo [Indij Readers series] NF 27 p 1 - 3
Russell, Elaine Details and Review. The shack that Dad built F 32 p Picture book 1 - 3
Ryan Anne Details and Review. Unforseen circumstances F 31 p Picture book  P - 4
Shanahan, Lisa; Quay, Emma Details and Review. Daddy’s having a horse F 29 p Picture book P - 1
Simmons, Jane Details and Review. Pog and the birdies F 30 p Picture book P - 2
Stafford, Liliana; King, Stephen Michael Details and Review. Amelia Ellicott’s garden F 30 p Picture book P - 3
Stewart, Joel Details and Review. Me and my mammoth F 24 p P - 4
Stewart, Robin Details and Review. Wombat NF 58 p 1 - 5
Svendsen, Mark; Woolman, Steven; Peterson, Laura Details and Review. Kestrel F 30 p Picture book P - 4
Thiele, Colin Details and Review. Mr Dumby’s duck F 64 p 1 - 4
Thiele, Colin Details and Review. The monster fish [Solo series] F 51 p P - 7
Vaughan, Marcia; Lofts, Pamela Details and Review. Wombat stew F 32 p Picture book P -  4
Wagner, Jenny; Brooks, Ron Details and Review. The Bunyip of Berkley’s Creek Penguin F 26 p Picture book 1 - 5
Walker, Sue Details and Review. Best friends F 51 p 1 - 2
Willems, Mo Details and Review. Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus F 32 p Picture book P - 5
Woolman, Steven Details and Review. Budgie [Solo series] F 50 p 1 - 3

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Last reviewed
7 March 2011
Last updated
7 March 2011