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Premier's Reading Challenge 2015 - Year 5 to Year 7 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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AuthorTitleF/NFPagesTheme
Abela, Deborah New City [Grimsdon series]
F 312 Fantasy;
Survival
Badger, Meredith; Brown, Leigh (illus) A very good idea [Tinklers three series]
F 64 Extreme sports;
Siblings
Balla, Trace Rivertime
F 80 Graphic novel;
Birdwatching
Banyard, Jen Riddle gully runaway
F 180 Humorous story;
Mystery
Barr, Lollie The adventures of Stunt Boy and his amazing wonder dog Blindfold F 264 Circus;
Mystery
Blackadder, Jesse Paruku the desert brumby
F 216 Horses
Braxton-Smith, Ananda Plenty: a place to call home
F 137 Friendship
Clark, Sherryl Jimmy's war: 1915 [Do you dare? series]
F 164 Historical fiction;
Siblings
Daly, Stuart The wardens [Brotherhood of thieves series]
F 392 Fantasy
De Roo, Elena The name at the end of the ladder
F 268 Fantasy
Dumbleton, Mike; Green Snip (illus) Meet…Douglas Mawson [Meet series]
NF 31 Explorers;
Antarctica
Farrelly, Elizabeth Caro was here
F 312 Adventure;
Friendship
Fensham, Elizabeth My dog doesn't like me F 132 Pets;
Responsibility
Forsyth, Kate Escape from Wolfhaven Castle [Impossible quest series]
F 192 Fantasy;
Castles
Foxlee, Karen Ophelia and the marvellous boy F 228 Magic;
Museums
Gervay, Susanne; Wilcox Cathy (illus) Being Jack
F 192 School story;
Bullying
Giannone, Rose; Emmerichs, Bern (illus) What's your story?
F 40 Australian history;
Friendship
Gleitzman, Morris Loyal creatures F 155 WWI;
Horses
Greenwood, Mark; Lessac, Frane (illus) Midnight
NF 30 WWI;
Horses
Griffiths, Andy; Denton, Terry (illus) The 52-storey Treehouse [Treehouse books series]
F 329 Cubbyhouses;
Mystery
Harvey, Jacqueline Alice-Miranda in Japan
F 335 Girls;
Mystery
Herrick, Steven Bleakboy and Hunter stand out in the rain F 200 School story
Hillman, Robert Malini [Through my eyes series] F 195 War story;
Sri Lanka
Janu, Tamsin Figgy in the world F 183 Families;
Ghana
Lemon-Scott, Candice; Hulme, Celeste (illus) Moon attack [Jake in space series]
F 120 Science fiction;
Space
Long, David; Bailey, Peter (illus) Jet the rescue dog and other extraordinary stories of animals in wartime
NF 231 War stories;
Animals
Masson, Sophie 1914 F 234 WWI;
Journalists
Metzenthen, David; Camilleri, Michael One minute's silence
NF 48 Gallipoli campaign
Murphy, Sally 1915 [Australia's great war series]
F 198 Gallipoli campaign
Norton, Catherine Crossing
F 181 Adventure;
Thriller
Palmer, Tony; Tanner, Jane (illus) The soldier's gift
F 40 WWI;
Family relations
Rossell, Judith Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery intrigue [Stella Montgomery series] F 259 Fantasy;
Adventure
Saunders, Kate Five children on the western front
F 336 WWI;
Siblings
Saxby, Claire; Berry, Max (illus) Meet the ANZACS [Meet series] NF 31 WWI;
Gallipoli campaign
Spratt, R.A. Friday Barnes: girl detective F 248 School story;
Detectives
Storer, Jen Quincy Jordan [Crystal Bay Girls series] F 232 Family relations;
Adolescents
Tait, A.L. Race to the end of the world [The Mapmaker Chronicles series]
F 239 Fantasy;
Maps
Tanner, Lian Sunker's deep [The Hidden series]
F 322 Fantasy;
Tribalism
Westcott, Rebecca Dandelion clocks
F 254 Family relations;
Terminal illness
Worland, Steve Paper Planes
F 194 Competition;
Family relations

 

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Last reviewed
24 April 2014
Last updated
24 April 2014