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Premier's Reading Challenge 2015 - Year 3 to Year 5 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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Anderson, Gerry; Bellamy, Frank (illus) Thunderbirds: the comic collection. Volume one [Classic comics  Thunderbirds series] F 47 Graphic novel;
Science fiction
Base, Graeme The last king of Angkor Wat
F  35 Animals;
Bauer, Michael Gerard; Bauer, Joe (illus) The case of the really, really scary things [Secret agent Derek ‘Danger’ Dale series]
F 122 Humorous story;
Secret agent
Blake, Chris Stone age rampage
F 176 Time travel;
Stone age
Branford, Anna;
Davis, Sarah (illus)
Violet Mackerel's helpful suggestion
F 109 Friendship
Brown, Jeffrey Return of the Padawan [Star Wars. Jedi Academy series]
F 192 Graphic novel;
Science fiction
Carvell, Catherine; Parkinson, Michael Scott (illus) Darcy Moon and the deep-fried frogs
F 123 Frogs;
Cormick, Craig; Hope, Bill (illus) Benji the buccaneer [Little rockets series]
F 98 Pirates
Cotton, Tilney Little chef, big curse
F 210 Sorcery;
D'Ath, Justin Animal planet [Lost World Circus series]
F 226 Circus;
Daddo, Andrew Ned [Stuff happens series]
F 90 School story;
Darlison, Aleesah Ash Rover: the keeper of the phoenix [Ash Rover series]
F 268 Adventure;
Mythical animals
Do, Anh; Faber, Jules (illus) WeirDo 2: even weirder! [Weirdo series]
F 150 Humorous story
Dubosarsky, Ursula; Denton, Terry (illus) Talkative tombstone [Cryptic casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) series]
F 96 Mystery
Dudgeon, Laura;  Gibbs, Tracey (illus) Lilli and Shadow in trouble [Waarda series for young readers]
F 45 Australian story;
Fienberg, Anna; Fienberg,  Barbara; Kelly, Geoff (illus) Tashi and the wicked magician: and other stories.
F 89 Fantasy;
Fornasier, Kylie; Jellett, Tom (illus) The ugg boot war [Mates series]
F 53 Humorous story;
French, Jackie; Wilson, Mark (illus) Birrung the secret friend [The secret histories series]
F 135 Australian history;
Harvey, Jacqueline Clementine Rose and the seaside escape [Clementine Rose series]
F 148 Adventure;
Hölzl, Lisa Found and made: the art of upcycling
NF 79 Recycling;
Knife & Packer Meet the Piratesons [Freak Street  series]
F 92 Family relations;
Lloyd, Alison Bushranger's boys: 1841: do you dare? [Do you dare? series]
F 163 Historical fiction;
Loughlin, Patrick; Ziersch, Nahum (illus) Chip and chase [Billy Slater series]
F 126 Rugby league
Millard, Glenda; Lesnie, Phil Once a shepherd F 22 WWI;
Family relations
Morpurgo, Michael; Clark, Emma Chichester (illus) Pinocchio
F 265 Puppets
Murphy, Sally; Evans, Gabriel (illus) Roses are blue
F 101 Mothers;
O'Hely, Eileen; McKenzie, Heath (illus) The Catier Emerald [Kitten Kaboodle series]
F 142 Adventure;
Pastis, Stephan Now look what you've done [Timmy Failure series]
F 275 Detective story
Perry, Chrissie Project best friend [Penelope Perfect series]
F 134 School story;
Pilkey, Dav; Santat, Dan (illus) Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot [Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot series]
F 106 Graphic novel;
Prince, Scott; Hartley, Dave Rising star [Deadly D & Justice Jones series]
F 191 Rugby league;
Rushby, Allison How to save the universe in 10 easy steps F 281 Humorous story;
Stafford, Mark Sydney Cove: through time [Go facts Australia: through time series] NF 20 Australian history;
Storer, Jen; Robertson, Claire (illus) Freaked! [Truly Tan series] F 238 Family relations;
Wagner, Michael; Denton, Terry (illus) Knockout! [Maxx Rumble soccer series] F 57 Soccer
Wallace, Adam; Hart, James (illus) Accidentally awesome! F 69 Humorous story
Wang, Gabrielle; Masciullo, Lucia (illus) Meet Pearlie [Our Australian girl: Pearlie: 1941 series] F 117 WWII;
Wheeler, Samantha Spud & Charli F 153 Adventure;
Whiteside, Stephen The billy that died with its boots on and other Australian verse NF 154 Australian poetry
Yousafzai, Malala Malala Yousafzai: a girl with a book [Great speeches series] NF 23 Speeches;


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Last reviewed
24 April 2014
Last updated
24 April 2014