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Premier's Reading Challenge 2015 - Year 7 to Year 9 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
Adams, Michael The last shot [The last trilogy] F 410 Science fiction;
Telepathy
Adele Geras; et al War girls NF 258 Short stories;
War stories
Bongers, Christine Intruder F 328 Mystery story;
Family relations
Borella,  Rosie The one and only Jack Chant F 319 Love story;
Coming of age
Carlyon, Patrick The Gallipoli story NF 204 Gallipoli campaign
Dando-Collins, Stephen Tank boys F 291 War story;
Adolescents
Dolan, Hugh; Gardiner, Mal (illus) Gallipoli: the landing NF 94 Graphic novel;
Gallipoli campaign
Flanagan, John Scorpion Mountain [Brotherband series] F 451 Fantasy story;
Heroes and heroines
French, Jackie I am Juliet F 207 Love story;
Family relations
French, Jackie The road to Gundagai [Matilda saga] F 436 Circus;
Orphans
French, Jackie A rose for the ANZAC boys F 290 War story;
Adolescents
Fusillo, Archimedes Dead dog in the still of the night F 213 Family relations;
Friendship
Gale, Emily Steal my sunshine F 333 Family relations;
Adoption
Groth, Darren Are you seeing me? F 274 Twins;
Travel
Grylls, Bear True grit: the epic true stories of survival and heroism that have shaped my life (Abr. ed.) NF 273 Adventure;
Survival
Hathorn, Libby Eventual poppy day F 384 War story;
Family relations
Jonsberg, Barry Reckoning [Pandora Jones series] F 336 Fantasy story;
Survival
Keil, Melissa The incredible adventures of Cinnamon Girl F 294 Adolescents;
Friendship
Kennett, David Forest of bones F 265 Romans;
Friendship
Kirk, Brett; Brett, Hayley S. Brave heart: lessons learnt from life NF 256 Biography;
Sportspeople
Kostakis, Will The first third F 247 Family relations; Grandmothers
Lange, Erin Butter F 345 Obesity;
Bullying
Lawson, Henry; Davis, Oslo (illus) Henry Lawson treasury NF 154 Australian poetry
Leyson, Leon The boy on the wooden box NF 231 Biography;
Holocaust
Lim, Rebecca The astrologer's daughter F 321 Astrology;
Missing persons
Lowe, Pat; Chuguna, Jukuna Mona; Street, Mervyn (illus) The girl from the Great Sandy Desert NF 98 Autobiography;
Aboriginal group
Mason, Prue Zafir [Through my eyes series] F 203 Syria;
Children
Masson, Sophie Emilio [Through my eyes series] F 175 Mexico;
Kidnapping
Masson, Sophie The crystal heart F 313 Fantasy story;
Love story
Morgan, Michelle Racing the moon F 222 Historical fiction;
Boarding school
Murray, Kirsty; Dhar, Payal; Roy, Anita; et al Eat the sky, drink the ocean F 227 Short stories;
Fantasy
Murrell, Belinda The sequin star F 275 Historical fiction;
Circus
Nix, Garth Clariel [Old Kingdom series] F 481 Fantasy;
Sorcery
Proimos III, James Apocalypse bow wow F 215 Graphic novel;
Humorous story
Pryor, Michael Machine wars F 279 Artificial intelligence; Mystery story
Rushby, Pamela Flora's war F 243 WWI;
Nurses
Starke, Ruth; Hannaford, Robert (illus) My Gallipoli NF 48 Picture book;
Gallipoli campaign
Van Wagenen, Maya Popular: a memoir: vintage wisdom for a modern NF 259 Autobiography;
Self-confidence
Wood, Fiona Wildlife F 369 Adolescents;
Friendship
Zorn, Claire The sky so heavy F 296 Science fiction;
Survival

 

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Last reviewed
24 April 2014
Last updated
24 April 2014