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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 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 287K 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
30 Australian sports legends Barnard, Loretta; Rogers, Gregory (illus) NF 187 p. 5 - 9
Alive in the death zone Hall, Lincoln NF 106 p. 5 - 9
Antarctica : the heart of the world Tulloch, Coral NF 45 p. 5 - 10
Archer's Melbourne Cup : the diary of Robby Jenkins . Farrer, Vashti F 203 p 6 - 9
The battle for Rondo Rodda, Emily F 373 p. 4 - 7
Billy Mack's war Roy, James F 239 p. 4 - 9
Blood of the Incas Harris, David F 154 p. 6 - 10
Chinese Cinderella : the secret story of an unwanted daughter Mah, Adeline Yen NF 233 p. 4 - 12
Conservation Rohr, Ian; Stafford, Mark (ed) NF 32 p. 6 - 7
Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal Kinney, Jeff F 217 p. 6 - 9
Dinosaur knights Bauer, Michael Gerard F 273 p. 6 - 9
The discovery of dragons : new research revealed Base, Graeme F 42 p. 4 - 12
Feathered soldiers : an illustrated tribute to Australia's wartime messenger pigeons

Farrer, Vashti; Small, Mary; Alger, Elizabeth (illus) NF 32 p. 4 - 8
A ghost in my suitcase Wang, Gabrielle F 176 p. 5 - 8
The giant horse of Milan Whatley, Bruce; Smith, Rosie F 47 p. 5 - 7
Gogo fish! : the story of the Western Australian state fossil emblem Long, John NF 40 p. 4 - 9
I [heart] NY Bancks, Tristan F 240 p. 6 - 10
Inkheart Funke, Cornelia F 544 p. 6 - 9
Just Macbeth! Griffiths, Andy; Denton, Terry (illus) Play script 198 p. 6 - 10
The kings of Clonmel Flanagan, John F 403 p. 6 - 10
Lighthouse girl Wolfer, Dianne; Simmonds, Brian (illus) F 117 p. 5 - 9
The lost castle Pryor, Michael F 190 p. 5 - 9
Magenta McPhee Bateson, Catherine F 195 p. 5 - 8
Milad : the voyage to Ophir Anhar, Nazam F 279 p. 5 - 7
The Nargun and the stars Wrightson, Patricia; Ingpen, Robert (illus) F 142 p. 5 - 7
Perry Angel's suitcase Millard, Glenda; King, Stephen Michael (illus) F 112 p. 4 - 7
Poems by young Australians, vol. 6   Poetry 106 p. 5 - 12
The real thing Falkner, Brian F 172 p. 7 - 10
The singing stones : a tale of the shimmaron Lanagan, Margo F 118 p. 6 - 9
Soraya the storyteller Hawke, Rosanne F 175 p. 6 - 9
Spies Gifford, Clive NF 29 p. 5 - 9
Stories from country : my pony Hooky and other tales Randall, Bob; Haworth, Susan NF 85 p. 5 - 9
Three cups of tea : young readers' edition Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin NF 209 p. 6 - 10
Tiff and the trout Metzenthen, David F 216 p. 6 - 9
Tyger! Tyger! Stanley, Elizabeth F 31 p. 4 - 8
The unholy grail : a tale of Groosham Grange Horowitz, Anthony F 191 p. 5 - 9
William the Conqueror Drummond, Allan NF 85 p. 6 - 9

 

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Last reviewed
8 March 2011
Last updated
8 March 2011