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Premier's Reading Chenge 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

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 301K 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
Pages Year level
Atherton, Bruce; Redlich, Ben (illus) Details and Review. The pumpkin eater from Pondicherry  F 28 p P-7
Ballou, Emily; King, Stephen Michael (illus) Details and Review. One blue sock F 32 p P-4
Barlow, Maisie (Yarrcali); Anning, Michael (Boiyool) (illus) Details and Review. Jirrbal : rainforest Dreamtime stories F 59 p 1-5
Blake, Quentin Details and Review. Loveykins F 30 p 1-3
Bone, Ian; James, Ann (illus) Details and Review. Shoo cat F 51 p 1-2
Brian, Janeen; Holfeld, Greg (illus) Details and Review. The super parp-buster F 30 p 1-4
Brown, Bob & Johnson, Wally; Wood, Ben (illus) Details and Review. Give me a home among the gum trees F 22 p P-3
Browne, Anthony Details and Review. Little Beauty F 30 p P-3
Carle, Eric Details and Review. Mister Seahorse F 25 p 1-3
Chapman, Gaye Details and Review. Little Blue F 30 p P-3
Cole, Joanna; Degen, Bruce (illus) Details and Review. The magic school bus in the time of the dinosaurs [The magic school bus series] NF 43 p 1-5
Cowley, Joy; Cox, David (illus) Details and Review. The screaming mean machine F 28 p P-7
Crew, Gary; Smith, Craig (co-author) Details and Review. Arno the Garbo F 32 p 1-5
Dahl, Roald; Blake, Quentin (illus) Details and Review. The BFG F 199 p 1-7
Dallimore, Paul Details and Review. The three little bush pigs [Aussie gems series] F 21 p 1-5
Dodd, Lynley Details and Review. The Dudgeon is coming Poetry 30 p P-3
Dunstan, Kylie Details and Review. Collecting colour F 28 p 2-5
Fourmile, Trevor; Fourmile, Lillian (illus) Details and Review. Bajirriga the turtle : how a boy turned into a turtle F 30 p P-7
French, Fiona Details and Review. The smallest Samurai : a tale of old Japan F 24 p 1-3
Garland, Michael Details and Review. Miss Smith's incredible storybook F 29 p P-3
Goss, Mini Details and Review. When mum was little F 22 p 1-5
Gravett, Emily Details and Review. Little mouse's big book of fears F 24 p P-7
Griffiths, Andy; Denton, Terry (illus)  Details and Review. The cat on the mat is flat F 166 p 1-5
Harmer, Wendy; Zarb, Mike (illus) Details and Review. Pearlie and the lost handbag [Pearlie series] F 48 p 1-3
Higgins, David Details and Review. One world : a journey NF 38 p P-7
Hughes, Nick; Goss, Mini (illus) Details and Review. Colossal machines F 20 p 1-3
Jinks, Catherine; McLean, Andrew (illus) Details and Review. Katie and Cleo move in F 30 p P-3
Knapman, Timothy; Millward, Gwen (co-author) Details and Review. Guess what I found in Dragon Wood F 32 p P-3
Kuchling, Guundie & Gerald Details and Review. See food! NF 32 p 1-7
Lewis, Jill; Rogers, Greg (illus) Details and Review. Hans Christian Andersen : a biography [Chatterbox series] NF 24 p 1-5
Lodge, Ali Details and Review. Clever Chameleon F 24 p P-3
Lodge, Annette Details and Review. Natemba F 30 p P-3
Malyan, Sue Details and Review. Reptiles [Look closer series] NF 23 p 1-3
Matthews, Cecily; Blackwood, Freya (illus) Details and Review. Emily's Rapunzel hair F 36 p 1-2
McCosker, Helen Details and Review. The nightfish F 32 p P-3
Moffatt, Frank Details and Review. Farmer Beans and the dog with no name F 30 p P-7
Morgan, Anne; Harris, Wayne (illus) Details and Review. Captain Clawbeak and the Red Herring [Clawbeak series] F 140 p 2-5
Morris, Jill; Gall, Heather (illus) Details and Review. Platypus deep F 32 p P-4
Muntean, Michaela; Lemaitre, Pascal (illus) Details and Review. Do not open this book! F 35 p 1-3
Pyers, Greg Details and Review. Seahorse [Life cycles of Australian animals series] NF 32 p 1-5
Ripper, Georgie Details and Review. Little brown bushrat F 32 p 1-3
Salanitri, Joan; Wu, Di (illus) Details and Review. Ah Kee & the glass bottle F 31 p 1-3
Scotton, Rob Details and Review. Russell and the lost treasure F 32 p P-3
Searle, Rick; Searle, Bronwyn (illus) Details and Review. Slam dunk Tim F 32 p P-3
Strong, Jeremy; Cunliffe, Ian (illus) Details and Review. The bun gun [Pirate school series] F 57 p 2-4
Svendsen, Mark; Woolman, Steven, Peterson, Laura (illus) Details and Review. Kestrel F 30 p P-4
Thiele, Colin; Wilson, Mark (illus) Details and Review. The fiery salamander F 64 p 1-3
Toft, Kim Michelle Details and Review. A sea of words : an ABC of the deep blue sea NF 33 p P-4
Waring, Geoff Details and Review. Oscar and the frog : a book about growing NF 27 p P-2
Wilson, Mark Details and Review. The last tree F 33 p P-7
Winer,Yvonne; Wong, Stanley (illus) Details and Review. Dream dragon F 22 p P-7
Winton, Tim; Louise, Karen (illus) Details and Review. The deep F 32 p P-7
Wormald, Kimberley; Mortimore, Rosamund (illus) Details and Review. Ilsa's journey F 32 p P-5
Wymarra, Elizabeth and Wandihnu; Hodges, Benjamin (illus) Details and Review. Wandihnu and the old dugong F 26 p 1-3

 

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Last reviewed
8 March 2011
Last updated
8 March 2011