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Premier's Reading Challenge 2015 - Prep to Year 1 booklist

Encouraging your students to read as often as possible - not only to learn but also for enjoyment - is a critical element of improving reading for all students.

This list contains picture books that support the development of pre-reading and early reading strategies. Prep to Year 1 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.

While there is no compulsory reading list for the Premier's Reading Challenge, a booklist has been developed to help students, teachers, parents and guardians select appropriate reading material. Students may select any suitable books including those on previous years' Premier's Reading Challenge lists.

Note: Hover over the icon View description icon to view description. A print friendly version (PDF, 425 KB) of this list can be downloaded.

AuthorTitleF/NFPagesTheme
Acton, Sara Poppy cat JF 21 Cats
Bland, Nick Monster chef JF 29 Poetry;
Monsters
Branford, Anna; Catchlove, Linda (illus) Lilli-Pilli's sister JF 22 Fairies;
Brothers and sisters
Brown, Kerry; Robaard, Jedda (illus) All my kisses JF 32 Love;
Sharing
Caisley, Raewyn; Blair, Karen (illus) Hello from nowhere JF 32 Outback life;
Grandparents
Carnavas, Peter Oliver and George JF 32 Bears;
Reading
Connelly, Nicola; White, Annie (illus) My dad is a bear JF 24 Bears;
Fathers
Coote, Maree Alphabet city zoo: making pictures with the A-B-C NF 36 Alphabet puzzles;
Animals
Cummings, Phil; Acton, Sara (illus) Bridie's boots JF 30 Recycling;
Shoes
Darlison, Aleesah; Melville, Shannon (illus) Little Meerkat JF 30 Meerkats;
Family life
Dean, Kimberley and James; Dean, James (illus) Pete the cat and his magic sunglasses [Pete the cat] JF 33 Cats;
Emotions
DiTerlizzi, Angela; Wenzel, Brendan Some bugs JF 28 Rhyming story;
Insects
Edwards, Gareth; Parker-Rees, Guy (illus) Fabulous pie JF 30 Rhyming story;
Animals
Elliott, David; Nichols, Lori (illus) This Orq: (He cave boy) JF 30 Prehistoric peoples;
Pets
Flood, Ciara Those pesky rabbits JF 40 Animals;
Kindness
French, Jackie; Rycroft, Nina (illus) Good dog Hank JF 32 Humorous story;
Dogs
Hosking, Jackie; Crosby-Fairall, Marjorie The croc and the platypus JF 23 Rhyming story;
Crocodiles
Huber, Raymond;  Lovelock, Brian (illus) The flight of the honey bee NF 29 Bees;
Honey
Isadora, Rachel Old Mikamba had a farm JF 34 Nursery rhymes;
African animals
James, Simon Rex  JF 32 Dinosaurs;
Fathers
Kennedy, Kate; Zapel, Carla (illus) That car! JF 32 Brothers and sisters;
Imagination
Landsberry, Belinda Anzac Ted JF 28 Rhyming story;
Teddy bears;
War story
Mackenzie, Emily Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, book burglar JF 32 Humorous story;
Rabbits
MacIver, Juliette; Cooper, Jenny (illus) The moose and the goose JF 28 Rhyming story;
Animals
Morgan, Angie Shouty Arthur JF 29 Humorous story;
Brothers and sisters
Morgan, Sally;  Bancroft, Bronwyn (illus) The amazing A to Z thing JF 30 Alphabet;
Animals
Morgan, Sally Where is galah? JF 32 Australian animals
Moroni, Lisa; Eriksson, Eva (illus) Watch out for the crocodile JF 32 Parent and child;
Camping
Norman, Mark Funny faces NF 32 Animals
Norsa, Sophie Lisa absolutely loves art JF 28 Art galleries;
Cats
Osborne, Robyn; Stevens, Colin (illus) Going camping [My family series] JF 32 Camping;
Families
Seden, Paul; Briggs, Karen (illus) Kick with my left foot JF 24 Indigenous picture book; Australian rules football
Skinner, Tom; Wolf, Janet (illus) Bus fuss NF 28 Rhyming story;
Counting
Sutton, Sally; Korankova, Sylvie Curran (illus) Catch that plane! JF 24 Rhyming story;
Airports
Trewin, Trudie; Gynell, Donna (illus) Calpepper's place JF 32 Adventure;
Camels
Suwannakit, Tull What happens next? JF 24 Grandmothers;
Storytelling
Thompson, Colin; Davis, Sarah (illus) Fearless: sons and daughter JF 30 Dogs;
Fear;
Courage
Worthington, Michelle; Poli, Giuseppe (illus) Hootie the cutie JF 28 Owls;
Heroes
Walliams, David; Ross, Tony (illus) The slightly annoying elephant JF 32 Humorous story;
Elephants
Ward, Lynn;  Stead, Anthea (illus) Sally Snickers' knickers JF 22 Rhyming story;
Friendship;
Individuality
Wells, Rosemary Stella's starliner JF 25 Caravans and campervans;
Families
Willems, Mo I broke my trunk! [Elephant and Piggie series] JF 57 Humorous story;
Elephants;
Pigs
Yolen, Jane; Stemple, Heidi E.Y.; Lanquetin, Anne-Sophie (illus) Not all princesses dress in pink JF 30 Rhyming story;
Princesses;
Individuality
Young, Rebecca; Rudge, Leila (illus) The skunk with no funk JF 24 Skunks;
Survival

 

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Last reviewed
24 April 2014
Last updated
24 April 2014