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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 5 - 7

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 298K 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
Arbuthnott, Gill ; Phillips, Mike (illus) Details and Review. Mad scientists [Reality check series] NF 56 p 5-8
Bateson, Catherine Details and Review. Being Bee F 127 p 5-8
Bernard, Patricia Details and Review. Claw of the dragon : the diary of Billy Shanghai Hamilton [My Australian story series] F 235 p 6-9
Brooks, Karen R Details and Review. It's time, Cassandra Klein [Takeaways series] F 240 p 4-9
Brownlee, Jodie Details and Review. Ruby Rosemount and the magic carpet F 247 p 4-9
Cermak, Michael Details and Review. Deadly & dangerous [Fact file series] NF 48 p 4-7
Clark, Sherryl Details and Review. Sixth grade style queen (not!) Verse novel 63 p 6-9
Clutterbuck, Jennifer; Leach, Dale Details and Review. Loopy locusts [Star glider series] F 80 p 4-7
Collins, Paul Details and Review. The big KO [Awesome! fiction series] F 58 p 4-7
Corder, Zizou Details and Review. Lee Raven, boy thief F 290 p 6-9
Daniells, Rowena Cory Details and Review. The evil overlord : a tale of the Shimmaron [The lost Shimmaron series] F 133 p 6-9
DiCamillo, Kate; Ibatoulline, Bagram (illus) Details and Review. The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane F 200 p 5-12
Doyle, Fiona; Doyle, Lionel (illus) Details and Review. On country : stories of Nyrlotte F 109 p 4-8
Dubosarsky, Ursula Details and Review. How to be a great detective F 136 p 5-9
Eaton, Anthony Details and Review. Nathan Nuttboard : upstaged [Nathan Nuttboard series] F 178 p 5-8
Einspruch, Andrew Details and Review. Ready, steady- wait, is that a sport? [Insights series] NF 32 p 4-7
Ellis, Deborah Details and Review. Shauzia F 157 p 6-12
Flynn, Pat; Gordon, Gus Details and Review. Beeware [Adventures of Danny series] F 109 p 4-7
Freeman, Cathy Details and Review. Born to run : my story NF 139 p 5-9
French, Jackie Details and Review. The goat who sailed the world [The animal stars series] F 215 p 4-9
Fussell, Sandy; James, Rhian Nest (illus) Details and Review. White crane [Samurai kids series] F 252 p 6-9
Gardner, Lyn; Mini Grey (illus) Details and Review. Into the woods F 427 p 5-8
Geason, Susan Details and Review. Flight of the falcon F 117 p 6-9
Gifford, Clive; Picini, Frank (illus) Details and Review. Robots NF 28 p 5-9
Godwin, Jane; Zak, Drahos Details and Review. The true story of Mary : who wanted to stand on her head Poetry 47 p 6-8
Green, D.C Details and Review. Erasmus James and the galactic zapp machine F 219 p 5-8
Hartnett, Sonya Details and Review. The ghost's child F 178 p 6-12
Hocknull, Scott; Cook, Alex Details and Review. Amazing facts about Australian dinosaurs NF 64 p 6-9
Hyde, Michael Details and Review. Surfing Goliath [Lothian sports fiction series] F 142 p 5-9
Jennings, Paul Details and Review. Tongue-tied! F 141 p 6-9
Johnson, Catherine; Camagajevac, Seb Details and Review. Arctic hero [Reality check series] NF 55 p 5-9
Kakmi, Dmetri (ed) Details and Review. When we were young NF 254 p 5-12
Lloyd, Alison Details and Review. Year of the tiger F 220 p 4-7
Mackay, Duncan Details and Review. Storm callers F 151 p 5-9
Mahood, Marie Details and Review. Jody's journal F 102 p 5-9
Manning, Mick; Granstrom, Brita Details and Review. Tail-End Charlie F 36 p 4-7
Marshall, Alan Details and Review. I can jump puddles F 248 p 4-10
Mattingley, Christobel Details and Review. Chelonia Green, champion of turtles F 96 p 3-7
Meehan, Kierin Details and Review. In the monkey forest F 280 p 6-9
Miles, Chris Details and Review. Who's on the money? NF 32 p 6-9
Musgrove, Marianne Details and Review. The worry tree F 136 p 3-7
Naiura Details and Review. Ever more tales of my grandmother's Dreamtime F 43 p 4-7
Nicholson, John Details and Review. Australia locked up NF 40 p 5-10
Panckridge, Michael; Lee, Brett Details and Review. Toby Jones and the secret of the missing scorecard F 218 p 6-9
Prior, Natalie Jane; Dawson, Janine Details and Review. Lily Quench and the dragon of Ashby F 151 p 4-7
Risson, Toni; Danalis, Johnny (illus) Details and Review. Licking lizards F 117 p 5-7
Roy, James Details and Review. Problem child F 163 p 6-10
Rushby, Pamela Details and Review. Circles of stone F 200 p 6-9
Scutt, Craig Details and Review. Captain Cook : sailing off the map [The beat series] NF 89 p 4-7
Stafford, Paul; Nagle, Shane (illus) Details and Review. You're history, mate : dingbats, dropkicks, dills, duds and disasters in Australian history NF 218 p 5-9
Starke, Ruth Details and Review. Noodle pie F 242 p 6-10
Taylor, Michelle A Details and Review. If the world belonged to dogs Poetry 95 p 3-7
Thiele, Colin Details and Review. Coorong captive F 96 p 6-9

 

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Last reviewed
8 March 2011
Last updated
8 March 2011