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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

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 300K 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
Adams, Jeanie Details and Review. Pigs and honey F 30 p 3-7
Arena, Felice Details and Review. Sally and Dave : a slug story F 31 p P-4
Base, Graeme Details and Review. Enigma : a magical mystery F 36 p 1-7
Bell, Krista; Miller, David Details and Review. Lofty's mission F 32 p 1-7
Bouras, Gillian; Pignataro, Anna (illus) Details and Review. Aphrodite Alexandra [Giggles series] F 59 p 3-5
Brian, Janeen Details and Review. Hoosh! Camels in Australia NF 62 p 4-9
Bryan, Philip Details and Review. Motorbikes [On the move series] NF 32 p 2-7
Caisley, Raewyn; James, Ann (illus) Details and Review. Tai's penguin [Aussie nibbles series] F 62 p 2-5
Carthew, Mark ; Spoor, Mike (illus) Details and Review. Wicked wizards and leaping lizards Poetry 115 p 1-7
Colfer, Eoin; Ross, Tony (illus) Details and Review. The legend of the worst boy in the world F 86 p 3-5
Crew, Gary; Cox, David (illus) Details and Review. The saw doctor [Making tracks series] F 64 p 3-7
Crew, Gary; Dunk, Sarah  Details and Review. Me and my dog [Takeaways series] F 160 p 4-9
Davidson, Leanne; Dale, Rae (illus) Details and Review. Alby and the cat [Ripper reads series] F 80 p 3-5
Davis, Tony Details and Review. Roland Wright, at the joust [Roland Wright series] F 116 p 2-7
Farrer, Vashti; Cencic, Vilma (illus) Details and Review. Mr Pavlov's possum [Giggles series] F 59 p 2-5
Flynn, Pat; Gordon, Gus (illus) Details and Review. Snowidea [Adventures of Danny series] F 123 p 4-7
Forrestal, Elaine 2002 Details and Review. Winning F 97 p 4-7
Funke, Cornelia Details and Review. Igraine the brave F 224 p 3-5
Gleeson, Libby; James, Ann (illus) Details and Review. Hannah and the tomorrow room F 84 p 4-9
Graham, Amanda; Holfeld, Greg (illus) Details and Review. The scribbler NF 32 p 3-7
Harris, Christine Details and Review. Audrey goes to town F 185 p 3-5
Harris, Rolf Details and Review. Tie me kangaroo down, sport F 30 p 4-7
Heffernan, John; Axelsen, Stephen (illus) Details and Review. The boot thief [Giggles series] F 58 p 2-5
Heiss, Anita; Hill, Adam (illus) Details and Review. Yirra and her deadly dog, Demon F 102 p 4-6
Jolly, Gill Details and Review. The volcano book : erupting near you NF 30 p 4-9
Kerley, Barbara; Selznick, Brian (illus) Details and Review. The dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins : an illuminating history of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, artist and lecturer NF 48 p 4-5
Kettle, Phil Details and Review. All or nothing [The extreme world of Billy Kool series] F 54 p 4-7
Kettle, Shey; Thomas, Meredith   Details and Review. Surf girls [Girlz rock! series] F 44 p 1-5
King-Smith, Dick Details and Review. The sheep-pig F 118 p 4-7
Klein, Robin Details and Review. Junk castle F 76 p 4-7
Laird, Elizabeth; Fowles, Shelley (illus) Details and Review. A fistful of pearls and other tales from Iraq F 90 p 3-7
Lance, Charlotte Details and Review. Click go the shears Poetry 20 p 2-7
Larry, H.I; McDonald, Dan (illus) Details and Review. Shockwave [Zac Power series]  F 91 p 4-7
Lawrence, Michael; Mould, Chris (illus) Details and Review. Young wizards [Fiction for 9-12s series] F 59 p 4-7
McHugh, Siobhan Details and Review. Snowy : the diary of Eva Fischer, Cabramurra, 1958-1959 [My story series]   F 248 p 4-7
Mairou, Naomi Details and Review. Brindlebat F 32 p 1-5
Masson, Sophie Details and Review. Thomas Trew and the Island of Ghosts [Thomas Trew series]   F 213 p 3-6
Monte, Richard;  Hess, Paul (illus) Details and Review. The dragon of Krakow and other Polish stories F 83 p 2-7
Morgan, Christopher; Curtis, Neil (illus) Details and Review. Pirates drive buses F 79 p 2-5
Morgan, Sally Details and Review. Curly and the Fent F 109 p 3-5
Naiura Details and Review. Ever more tales of my grandmother's Dreamtime F 43 p 4-7
Neilsen, Philip; Wilcox, Cathy (illus) Details and Review. Splot the Viking [Aussie bites series] F 76 p 4-7
Nimmo, Jenny Details and Review. Charlie Bone and the time twister [Children of the Red King series] F 373 p 4-7
Nimmo, Jenny; Todd, Justin (illus) Details and Review. The starlight cloak F 32 p P-7
Piesse, Ken Details and Review. Glenn McGrath & Adam Gilchrist [Australia's outstanding sports stars series] F 32 p 4-7
Potts, Stephen;  Dobbyn, Nigel (illus)  Details and Review. Into the storm [FYI: fiction with stacks of facts series] F 61 p 4-7
Richardson, Duncan Details and Review. Jason Chen and the time banana F 185 p 4-7
Rodda, Emily  Details and Review. The key to Rondo F 370 p 3-7
Russon, Penni Details and Review. Josie and the Michael Street kids [Aussie chomps series] F 92 p 4-7
Simons, Moya Details and Review. High crime in Milk Bay [The Walk Right In Detective Agency series] F 144 p 4-7
Watts, Frances Details and Review. Extraordinary Ernie and Marvellous Maud [Ernie & Maud series] F 65 p 2-5
Wheatley, Nadia; Searle, Ken (illus) Details and Review. Going bush NF 34 p 3-7
Wilkinson, Carole Details and Review. Hatshepsut : the lost pharaoh of Egypt [The beat series] NF 87 p 4-7

 

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Last reviewed
8 March 2011
Last updated
8 March 2011