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Premier's Reading Challenge booklists 2009

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 327K 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/other
Allen, Pamela Details and Review. My first 123 F
Allison, Catherine; Reed, Neil Details and Review. Brown paper bear F
Bancroft, Bronwyn Details and Review. Possum and wattle: my big book of Australian words NF
Bland, Nick Details and Review. When Henry caught imaginitis F
Booth, Christina Details and Review. Purinina: a devil's tale F
Broekstra, Lorette Details and Review. Hugo: the flying firefighter F
Broekstra, Lorette Details and Review. Hugo's motorcycle rescue F
Browne, Anthony Details and Review. My brother F
Browne, Eileen Details and Review. Handa's surprise F
Burke, Tina Details and Review. Are you hungry? F
Carnavas, Peter Details and Review. Jessica's box F
Carthew, Mark; Goss, Mini (illus) Details and Review. Five little owls F
Child, Lauren Details and Review. But excuse me that is my book F
Clarke, Jan Parsons, Garry (illus) Details and Review. Stuck in the mud F
Cox, Tania; Dawson, Janine (illus) Details and Review. Alberta F
Dumbleton, Mike; Holfeld, Greg Details and Review. You must be joking! F
Dumbleton, Mike; Smith, Craig (illus) Details and Review. Cat F
French, Simon; Rawlins, Donna (illus) Details and Review. What will you be? F
Graham, Bob Details and Review. The trouble with dogs F
Gravett, Emily Details and Review. Orange pear apple bear F
Gray, Kes; Milgrim, David Details and Review. My mum goes to work F
Horacek, Judy Details and Review. These are my feet F
Hornsey, Chris; Perkins, Gwyn Details and Review. I could be a superhero! F
Hoy, Catriona; Webster, Mal (illus) Details and Review. Daddies F
Hurst, Elise Details and Review. The night garden F
Jarrett, Clare Details and Review. Arabella Miller's tiny caterpillar F
Kemp, Jane; Walters, Clare; Langley, Jonathan (illus) Details and Review. I very really miss you F
King, Stephen Michael Details and Review. Patricia F
Kuchling, Guundie Details and Review. Tommy's pet F
Laguna, Sofie; Pignataro, Anna (illus) Details and Review. Stephen's music F
Lionetto-Civa, Angie; Booth, Christina (illus) Details and Review. In the deep blue sea NF
Mastnak, Rosemary Details and Review. Dancing with Grandma F
Matthews, Cecily; Broekstra, Lorette (illus) Details and Review. Cock-a-doodle-doo! F
Megarrity, David; Oxlade, Jonathon Details and Review. The empty city F
Niland, Deborah Details and Review. Annie to the rescue F
Niland, Deborah Details and Review. Let's play F
Niland, Kilmeny Details and Review. Fat Pat F
Niland, Kilmeny Details and Review. Two tough teddies F
O'Connor, Jane; James, Ann (illus) Details and Review. Ready, set, skip! F
Ormerod, Jan; Thompson, Carol Details and Review. Molly and her dad F
Parr, Todd Details and Review. We belong together: a book about adoption and families F
Rosen, Michael; Reynolds, Adrian (illus) Details and Review. The bear in the cave F
Rowe, Jeannette Details and Review. My big brother F
Sutton, Sally; Lovelock, Brian (illus) Details and Review. Roadworks F
Svendsen, Mark;  Redlich, Ben (illus) Details and Review. Whacko the chook F
Taylor, Geraldine; Schimler, Amy (illus) Details and Review. Why is the sky blue? NF
Van Loon, Joan Van Loon, John (illus) Details and Review. Mang: the wild orang-utan F
Wild, Margaret; James, Ann Details and Review. Lucy Goosey F
Wild, Margaret; Vivas, Julie (illus) Details and Review. Puffling F
Wild, Margaret (illus); Perkins, Gwyn Details and Review. Baby bird's blankie F
Willems, Mo Details and Review. Don't let the pigeon stay up late! F
Witheyman-Crump, Michelle; Duncan, Vicky (illus) Details and Review. Original girl = Mari miyay NF
Wood, Jakki Details and Review. A hole in the road NF

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Last reviewed
8 March 2011
Last updated
8 March 2011