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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

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 302K 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
Aaron, Moses; Mackintosh, David (illus)  Details and Review. The duck catcher 30 p  1-3 
Ahlberg, Allen; McEwen, Katharine (illus)  Details and Review. The man who wore all his clothes 77 p  1–3 
Allen, Pamela  Details and Review. Cuthbert's babies 28 p  1-3 
Arena, Felice; Kettle, Phil; Cox, David (illus)  Details and Review. Boyz rule! series
- including Bike daredevils
44 p  1-7 
Barbalet, Margaret; McLean, Andrew (illus)  Details and Review. Reggie, queen of the street 30 p  P-3 
Barber, Antonia; Lynch, P.J. (illus)  Details and Review. Catkin 42 p  P-7 
Bernasconi, Pablo  Details and Review. Hippos can swim 24 p  P-2 
Blake, Quentin  Details and Review. Mister Magnolia 32 p  P-2 
Bone, Ian  Details and Review. Dancing night tonight 32 p  P-3 
Brian, Janeen; Niland, Kilmeny (illus)  Details and Review. Wishbone 28 p  P-3 
Cooper, Susan; Riglietti, Serena (illus)  Details and Review. The magician's boy 100 p  1–4 
Edwards, Hazel; Burgemeestre, Kevin (illus)  Details and Review. Antarctic dad 24 p  1-7 
Emmerton, Sylvia  Details and Review. My mob going to the beach 30 p  P-4 
Garrison, Christian; Goode, Diane (illus)  Details and Review. The dream eater 32 p  1-3 
Geoghegan, Adrienne; Moseng, Elisabeth (illus)  Details and Review. Six perfectly different pigs 30 p  P-3 
Geras, Adele; McNicholas, Shelagh (illus)  Details and Review. The ballet class 25 p  P-3 
Germein, Katrina; Bancroft, Bronwyn (illus)  Details and Review. Leaving 28 p  P-5 
Gerrard, Jean; Gerrard, Roy (illus)  Details and Review. Matilda Jane 31 p  1-3 
Gill-Brown, Vanessa; Stanley, Mandy (illus)  Details and Review. Rufferella 25 p  1-3 
Gilman, Phoebe  Details and Review. The balloon tree 29 p  1-3 
Gleeson, Libby; Cox, David (illus)  Details and Review. Happy birthday x 3 64 p  2-3 
Graham, Bob  Details and Review. Crusher is coming! 25 p  P-3 
Harvey, Roland  Details and Review. At the beach : postcards from Crabby Spit 29 p  1-5 
Henkes, Kevin  Details and Review. Chrysanthemum 32 p  1-2 
Hooper, Meredith; Quay, Emma (illus)  Details and Review. Emily and Alfie 32 p  P-3 
Kettle, Shey  Details and Review. Girlz rock! series
- including Surf girls
44 p  1-5 
King, Stephen Michael  Details and Review. Milli, Jack and the dancing cat 32 p  1-7 
Lester, Alison  Details and Review. Celeste sails to Spain 32 p  P-3 
Lobel, Arnold  Details and Review. Ming Lo moves the mountain 32 p  1-3 
Manning, Mick; Granstrom, Brita (illus)  Details and Review. Supermum NF  31 p  P-3 
Mannis, Celeste Davidson; Hartung, Susan (illus)  Details and Review. One leaf rides the wind 24 p  1-5 
Matthews, Penny; Dawson, Janine (illus)  Details and Review. Pudding and chips 33 p  1-3 
Morgan, Sally  Details and Review. Colours NF  32 p  P-3 
Morimoto, Junko  Details and Review. The two bullies 30 p  P-9 
Mundine, Anthony; Luxton, Peter; Mundine, Danielle (illus)  Details and Review. All about Jada [Indij readers for little fullas series] NF  20 p  1-2 
Oliver, Narelle  Details and Review. Dancing the boom cha cha boogie 32 p  1-4 
Pearce, Philippa; Corfield, Robin Bell (illus)  Details and Review. Amy's three best things 32 p  P-2 
Riddell, Chris  Details and Review. Platypus and the lucky day 24 p  1-3 
Riddle, Tohby  Details and Review. Irving the magician 29 p  P-5 
Rodda, Emily; Smith, Craig (illus)  Details and Review. Green fingers [Solo series] 51 p  P-3 
Rodda, Emily; Snell, Danny (illus)  Details and Review. The long way home 32 p  1-3 
Ryan, Robyn; Smith, Craig (illus)  Details and Review. What a week! 24 p  P-3 
Santo, William  Details and Review. Gudjal book of animals NF  24 p  P-3 
Saxby, Claire; Spudvilas, Anne (illus)  Details and Review. Ebi's boat 23 p  P-3 
Shavick, Andrea; Ayto, Russell (illus)  Details and Review. You'll soon grow, Alex  25 p  P-3 
Sis, Peter  Details and Review. Madlenka 40 p  1-7 
Small, Mary; Harvey, Roland (illus)  Details and Review. The monster hole [Aussie nibbles series] 62 p  1-3 
Stafford, Liliana; Power, Margaret (illus)  Details and Review. Just dragon 30 p  1-3 
Svendsen, Mark; Cox, David (illus)  Details and Review. Captain Me 30 p  1-5 
Winch, Gordon; Gristwood, Doreen (illus)  Details and Review. Enoch the emu 31 p  1-3 
Winch, Gordon; Oliver, Tony (illus)  Details and Review. Koala sees the world 30 p  1-3 
Witheyman-Crump, Michelle; Duncan, Vicky (illus)  Details and Review. Original girl = Mari miyay NF  32 p  1-5 
Woollett, Sally  Details and Review. Yoga for kids series
- including Getting started
NF  32 p  P-7 

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Last reviewed
8 March 2011
Last updated
8 March 2011