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Premier's Reading Challenge 2015 - Year 1 to Year 3 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.

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.

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Apel, Kathryn Bully on the bus F 136 Rhyming story;
Bell, Davina Meet Alice. [Our Australian girl: 1918 series] F 105 Ballet;
Berran, Susan Suck'd [Freaky series] F 180 School story
Blabey, Aaron Thelma the unicorn JF 27 Rhyming story;
Carnavas, Peter The boy on the page F 28 Picture book
Carnavas, Peter Jessica's box
JF 32 Picture book; Friendship
Collin, Chris; Kitchin, Megan (illus) A bug called Doug
JF 28 Picture book; Australian insects
Crawford, Shane; Beck, Adrian Footybot face-off [Crawf's kick it to Nick series] F 96 Chapter book; Australian Rules football
Cummings, Phil; Devries, Shane (illus) Ride, Ricardo, ride! F 30 Picture book;
War story
Dahl, Roald; Blake, Quentin (illus) Fantastic Mr Fox F 96 Chapter book;
Dreise, Gregg Kookoo Kookaburra F 32 Picture book; Indigenous story
Dumbleton, Mike; Green, Snip (illus) Meet Douglas Mawson [Meet series] NF 36 Australian explorers
French, Jackie; Whatley, Bruce (illus) The beach they called Gallipoli NF 32 Picture book;
Anzac story
Glenda, Kate Anzac Day parade (Aust. ed.) NF 32 Picture book;
Anzac story
Graham, Bob Silver buttons
JF 29 Picture book; Community life
Greenwood, Mark; Lessac, Frane (illus) Simpson and his donkey NF 30 Picture book; 
Anzac story
Griffiths, Andy; Denton, Terry (illus) The 39-storey treehouse
F 352 Graphic novel; Reluctant readers
Harper, Glyn; Cooper, Jenny (illus) Jim's letters F 30 Picture book;
Anzac story
Hobbs, Leigh Mr Chicken lands on London JF 36 Picture book;
Honey, Elizabeth; Lester, Allison; Mornington Island State School Our island NF 34 Picture book; Northern Territory
Janu, Tamsin Figgy in the world F 183 Chapter book;
Johnson, Rebecca; May, Kyla (illus) Beach buddies [Juliet, nearly a vet series] F 81 Chapter book;
Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl; Tucker, Jaylon Lucky Thamu [Waarda series for young readers] F 43 Indigenous story
Kruszelnicki, Karl Dr Karl's even bigger book of science stuff and nonsense NF 304 Science
Lear, Edward; Voake, Charlotte (illus) The owl and the pussy-cat NF 25 Picture book;
Lemon-Scott, Candice Moon attack [Jake in space series] F 120 Chapter book;
Matthews, Tina So many wonderfuls
JF 32 Picture book; Rhyming story
McMullin, Neridah; Walters, Ainsley (illus) Knockabout cricket NF 26 Picture book; Indigenous Australians
Millard, Glenda; King, Stephen Michael (illus) The duck and the darklings F 32 Picture book;
O'Brien, May;   Leaney, Angela (illus) Badudu stories F 69 Aboriginal people;
School story
Orme, David; Richardson, Peter (illus) Boffin Boy goes to Hollywood  F 34 Graphic novel; Adventure story
Pratchett, Terry; Beech, Mark (illus) Dragons at Crumbling Castle and other stories F 338 Short stories;
Pung, Alice Meet Marly [Our Australian girl: 1983 series] F 119 Chapter book;
Richards, Kel; Singleton, Glen (illus) Big book of Aussie dinosaurs: loads of amazing prehistoric facts and hilarious pictures NF 23 Picture book;
Richardson, Tamzyne; Houston, Bronwyn My home Broome NF 31 Rhyming story;
Smith, David J.; Adams, Steve (illus)  If...: a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers NF 40 Picture book;
Spillman, Ken; Nixon, Chris (illus) Jake's cooking craze F 45 Chapter book;
Tan, Shaun Rules of summer F 46 Picture book;
Wilson, Mark Digger: the dog who went to war F 32 Picture book;
Anzac story
Witek, Jo; Roussey, Christine (illus) In my heart: a book of feelings NF 26 Picture book;


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Last reviewed
24 April 2014
Last updated
24 April 2014