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Premier's Reading Challenge booklists 2010

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 274K 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.

Title Author Fiction/NF
/other
Pages Year level
The abominable snowman Montgomery, R.A F 116 p. 4 - 7
Across the dark sea Orr, Wendy; Rawlins, Donna (illus) F 64 p. 3 - 7
The adventures of the muddle-headed wombat Park, Ruth; Young, Noela (illus) F 254 p. 2 - 5
Ali Baba and the forty thieves Chapman, Jean (reteller); Wu, Di (illus) Folklore 31 p. 4 - 9
Captain Wetbeard Bouchet, Bruno; Cox, David (illus) F 71 p. 2 - 5
Cool bananas Guthridge, Bettina; Harris, Christine F 71 p. 2 - 5
Creatures of the rainforest : two artists explore Djabugay country Brim, Warren Eglitis, Anna NF 60 p. Prep - 9
Finding home Crew, Gary; Boyer, Susy (illus) F 29 p. 4 - 7
The gizmo Jennings, Paul F 63 p. 4 - 9
High risk Larry, H.I; Hook, Andy (illus) F 91 p. 4 - 7
Horses : a complete guide for young horse lovers Gardini, Lauryn NF 128 p. 4 - 9
How weird is that- Gyan; Dawson, M.S (illus) F 41 p. 1 - 12
Jerry Dubosarsky, Ursula; Mullins, Patricia (illus) F 60 p. 2 - 5
Kumiko and the dragon Stewart, Briony F 65 p. 3 - 5
The land of Kur Morgan, Sally F 93 p. 2 - 5
The last alchemist Thompson, Colin F 31 p. 4 - 9
The lion drummer Wang, Gabrielle; McLean, Andrew (illus) F 85 p. 2 - 5
Matty forever Fensham, Elizabeth F 139 p. 3 - 5
Mr Pavlov's possum Farrer, Vashti; Cencic, Vilma F 59 p. 2 - 5
The night we made the flag : a Eureka story
Wilkinson, Carole; Ciaffaglone, Sebastian (illus) F 30 p. 3 - 7
Ninnyhammer King-Smith, Dick; Eastwood, John (illus) F 92 p. 1 - 5
Nyuntu Ninti = What you should know Randall, Bob; Hogan, Melanie NF 30 p. Prep - 12
The owl and the pussycat Lear, Edward; Wilson, Anne (illus) Poetry 24 p. Prep - 7
Plants that bite back Pike, Katy; McEvoy, Paul NF 32 p. 4 - 5
Queenie : one elephant's story Fenton, Corinne; Gouldthorpe, Peter (illus) NF 22 p. 4 - 7
The remarkable secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen Abela, Deborah F 275 p. 4 - 7
Run, kid, run! Daddo, Andrew; Smith, Craig (illus) F 72 p. 4 - 6
Scratch kitten goes to sea Green, Jessica; Vane, Mitch (illus) F 81 p. 2 - 5
Something about water Matthews, Penny; Jellett, Tom (illus) F 29 p. 3 - 7
The stone mouse Nimmo, Jenny F 61 p. 3 - 5
Sweetie May Shanahan, Lisa; Millard, Kerry F 79 p. 1 - 5
Thingnapped! Klein, Robin; Lester, Alison (illus) F 31 p. 4 - 5
The timekeeper Rodda, Emily F 184 p. 4 - 7
Treasure fever! Griffiths, Andy F 204 p. 3 - 7
The trolley boys Moloney, James F 82 p. 3 - 5
The Undys : let's get physical Wagner, Michael; Gordon, Gus (illus) F 122 p. 3 - 7
The wand and the sword Zarb, Mike; Gold, Robin F 48 p. 3 - 6
Zahara's rose Hathorn, Libby; Unger, Doris F 30 p. 3 - 5

 

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Last reviewed
8 March 2011
Last updated
8 March 2011