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Premier's Reading Challenge booklists 2008

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 5 to Year 7

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 330K 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
Allen, Pamela Details and Review. Alexander's outing F
Allen, Pamela Details and Review. Grandpa and Thomas F
Anhlot, Laurence; Gon, Adriano (illus) Details and Review. I like me NF
Argent, Kerry Details and Review. India the showstopper F
Arlon, Penelope Details and Review. Eye know series
- including Tree
NF
Azar, Penny Details and Review. Encore! Encore! F
Broad, Michael Details and Review. Broken bird F
Dann, Lucy Wiidagoo; Riches, Francine Ngardarb (illus)  Details and Review. Bardi counting book NF
Donaldson, Julia; Sharratt, Nick (illus) Details and Review. Hippo has a hat F
Fox, Mem; Vivas, Julie (illus) Details and Review. Possum magic F
Fox, Mem; Horacek, Judy Details and Review. Where is the green sheep? F
French, Simon; Rawlins, Donna Details and Review. Guess the baby F
Gleeson, Libby; Blackwood, Freya Details and Review. Amy and Louis F
Godwin, Jane; Cox, David (illus) Details and Review. Millie starts school F
Gower, Catherine; He, Zhihong (illus) Details and Review. Long-Long's New Year: a story about the Chinese Spring Festival F
Graham, Bob Details and Review. Has anyone here seen William? F
Graham, Bob Details and Review. Jethro Byrde: fairy child F
Hartley, Karen; Macro, Chris Details and Review. Bug books series
- including Ant
NF
Hobbs, Leigh Details and Review. Fiona the pig's big day F
Hughes, Monica Details and Review. Our world series
- including Our bodies: from head to toe
NF
Hurst, Elise Details and Review. Maximilian Jones F
Kabai, Belinda Details and Review. Aukam: (the woman who wove by the light of the moon) NF
King, Stephen Michael Details and Review. Henry and Amy: right-way-round and upside down F
Laguna, Sofie; Argent, Kerry (illus) Details and Review. Too loud Lily F
Lester, Alison Details and Review. Ernie dances to the didgeridoo F
Malyan, Sue Details and Review. Look closer series
- including Sea creatures
NF
Mayer, Cassie Details and Review. Our global community series
- including Shopping
NF
Niland, Deborah Details and Review. Annie to the rescue F
Niland, Deborah Details and Review. When I was a baby F
Novak, Jiri Tibor Details and Review. Great ocean walk F
Oliver, Narelle Details and Review. Baby Bilby where do you sleep? NF
Parr, Todd Details and Review. The family book NF
Parr, Todd Details and Review. The feel good book NF
Petty, Kate Details and Review. Around the world series
- including Hair
NF
Powell, Jillian Details and Review. Like me, like you series
- including Zack has asthma
NF
Rawlins, Donna Details and Review. Big and little F
Ross, Veronica Details and Review. My healthy body series
- including Fit and well
NF
Rostoker-Gruber, Karen; Ratz de Tagyos, Paul (illus) Details and Review. Rooster can't cock-a-doodle doo F
Rowe, Jeannette Details and Review. My book NF
Russell, Elaine Details and Review. The shack that dad built F
Santo, William C. Details and Review. My country in Gudjal NF
Simmons, Jane Details and Review. Pog and the birdies F
Tanner, Jane Details and Review. Playmates F
Tulloch, Richard; Greder, Armin (illus) Details and Review. Danny in the toybox F
Umansky, Kaye; Sharratt, Nick (illus) Details and Review. Stomp, chomp, big roars! here come the dinosaurs! F
Wild, Margaret; Rawlins, Donna Details and Review. Seven more sleeps F
Wild, Margaret; James, Ann Details and Review. The midnight gang F
Willems, Mo Details and Review. Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! F

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Last reviewed
8 March 2011
Last updated
8 March 2011