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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 3 - 5

Graphic novels or picture books included contain a significant amount of text and conceptual ideas suitable for readers at this level. Students can read independently or read with peers and adults. A print friendly version (new window 254K 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
Abela, Deborah Details and Review. The finals [Jasper Zammit Soccer Legend series] F 213 p 4 - 7
Ahlberg, Allan Details and Review. The children who smelled a rat F 79 p 2 – 4
Andrew, Glenda Details and Review. River girl: growing up around the Murray River NF 104 p 5 – 9
Barwick, John Details and Review. Bushrangers lost their heads [It's True series] NF 88 p 4 – 9
Base, Graeme Details and Review. TruckDogs: novel in four bites F 140 p 4 – 7
Browne, Anthony Details and Review. Into the forest F 25 p Picture book 1 – 5
Christophersen, Christine; Christophersen, Jane Details and Review. My home in Kakadu NF 28 p Picture book 1 – 4
Clark, Margaret Details and Review. A horse, of course [Aussie angels series] F 128 p 4 – 7
Cottrell Boyce, Frank Details and Review. Millions F 250 p 4 – 7
Crew, Gary Details and Review. Me and my dog [Takeaways series] F 160 p 4 – 9
D'Ath, Justin Details and Review. Crocodile attack F 121 p 3 – 7
Dinbergs, Holly Smith Details and Review. Diary disaster [GirlZ rock series] F 44 p 1 – 5
Dodd-Farrawell, Kathryn; Russell, Jason (illus) Details and Review. Our rooster, Jack [Indij Readers series] F 24 p 1 – 5
Edwards, Hazel; Burgemeestre, Kevin Details and Review. Antarctic dad F 24 p Picture book 1 – 7
Faulkner, Carol Details and Review. Dads have no shame F 72 p 3 – 7
Fienberg, Anna; Fienberg, Barbara Details and Review. Tashi and the royal tomb [Tashi series] F 60 p 1 – 5
Flynn, Pat Details and Review. To the light F 92 p 4 – 7
Fraser, Janine M; Gamble, Kim Details and Review. Sarindi and the lucky bird F 72 p 1 - 5
French, Jackie Details and Review. The secret world of wombats NF 175 p 2- 7
Fusillo, Archimede; Denton, Terry Details and Review. Grandad's phase: my family project F 30 p Picture book 2 – 7
Gleitzman, Morris Details and Review. Aristotle's nostril F 119 p 4 – 7
Golds, Cassandra; Axelsen, Stephen Details and Review. The mostly true story of Matthew and Trim F 43 p Picture book 3 – 7
Greenberg, Nicki Details and Review. It's true!: squids suck [It's True series] NF 88 p 4 - 9
Griffiths, Andy; Denton, Terry Details and Review. Just annoying! F 137 p 4 – 9
Harland, Richard Details and Review. Sassycat F 139 p 4 – 7
Harris, Christine Details and Review. Fugitive [Spy girl series] F 129 p 5 – 9
Harris, Christine Details and Review. Jamil's shadow F 63 p 4 - 5
Hawke, Rosanne; Ingpen, Robert Details and Review. Mustara F 28 p Picture book. 2 - 7
Herrick, Steven Details and Review. Naked bunyip dancing Poetry 194 p 4 – 8
Hirsch, Odo Details and Review. Hazel Green F 192 p 4 – 7
Hoy, Catriona; Johnson, Benjamin Details and Review. My grandad marches on Anzac Day F 32 p Picture book 1 – 7
Kelleher, Victor; Smith, Craig Details and Review. Spaceman Bill [Quick reads series] F 91 p 3 - 7
Kemp, Justin Details and Review. Sport stinks [It's True series] NF 88 p 4 – 9
Kettle, Phil Details and Review. All or nothing F 54 p 4 – 7
Klein, Robin Details and Review. Penny Pollard's diary [Penny Pollard series] F 90 p 4 – 7
Laguna, Sofie; Cox, David Details and Review. Big Ned's bushwalk F 64 p 2 – 5
Long, John; Choo, Brian Details and Review. The big picture book: see life on Earth unfolding through time NF 48 p Picture book 1 – 7
McDonald, Meme; Pryor, Boori Details and Review. Flytrap 61 p 1 - 7
Metzenthen, David Details and Review. The really really high diving tower F 64 p 4 – 9
Millard, Glenda Details and Review. Layla, queen of hearts F 109 p 4 – 7
Moloney, James Details and Review. 68 teeth F 78 p 3 – 7
Panckridge, Michael Details and Review. In the zone [Anniversary Legends series] F 154 p 4 – 7
Prior, Natalie Jane Details and Review. Lily Quench and the lighthouse of Skellig Mor [Lily Quench series] F 149 p 4 – 7
Rodda, Emily Details and Review. Cavern of the fear [Deltora Quest series] F 136 p 4 – 7
Roy, James Details and Review. The legend of Big Red F 93 p 3 – 7
Smith, David J.; Armstrong, Shelagh Details and Review. If the world were a village: a book about the wor world's people NF 32 p Picture book 1 - 12
Snicket, Lemony Details and Review. The bad beginning [A series of unfortunate events series] F 162 p 4 – 7
Star, Fleur Details and Review. Castle and knight NF 48 p Picture book 3 - 7
Tan, Shaun Details and Review. The playground [After dark series] F 48 p 4 – 9
Wagner, Jenny; Rogers, Gregory (illus) Details and Review. High hopes on sea F 62 p 2 – 5
Wagner, Michael Details and Review. Whacked! [Maxx Rumble series] F 41 p 3 – 5
Yaghmaii, Pirayeh Details and Review. The three crooks [Hotshots series] F 79 p 4 - 7

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Last reviewed
7 March 2011
Last updated
7 March 2011