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Premier's Reading Challenge 2016 - 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.

  • Year 1 to Year 3 books in the library catalogue

Note: Hover over the icon View description icon to view description. A print friendly version (PDF, 153 KB) of this list can be downloaded.

Bates, Dianne;
Holfeld, Greg (illus)
The Butti Butti bunyip [Mates series] F 55 Mythical animals
Branford, Anna;
Coutts, Lisa (illus)
The precious ring [Lily the elf series] F 47 Elves; Honesty
Branford, Anna;
Davis, Sarah (illus)
Violet Mackerel’s formal occasion [Violet Mackerel series] F 105 Family
Brian, Janeen;
Johns, Cheryll (illus)
Silly squid!: poems about the sea NF 32 Poetry
Carter, Felicity; Shea, Louis (illus) Skateboard stars [Double trouble series] F 63 Twins
Cheng, Christopher; Wu, Di (illus) New Year surprise!
JF 34 Chinese New Year; Festivals
Cox, David Good enough for a sheep station
NF 31 Family; Australian history
Falk, Nick; Flowers, Tony (illus) First bite [Billy is a dragon series] F 131 Adventure
Fenton, Corinne; McLean, Andrew (illus) Bob the railway dog JF 24 Animal story; Historical
Fienberg, Anna; Fienberg, Barbara Tashi and the magic carpet [Tashi TV series] F 59 Adventure; Fantasy
French, Jackie; Whatley, Bruce (illus) Cyclone F 29 Rhyming text; Cyclones
Fussell, Sandy; Suwannakit, Tull (illus) Sad, the dog JF 24 Pets
Gleeson, Libby; Blackwood, Freya (illus) The Cleo stories: a friend and a pet [Cleo stories series] F 55 Imagination
Green, Rod; Biesty, Stephen (illus) Stephen Biesty’s giant vehicles NF 16 Technology; Vehicles
Harmer, Wendy; Edmonds, Andrea (illus) Showtime [Ava and Angus series]
F 90 Adventure
Head, Honor Being safe online [Keep yourself safe series] NF 24 Technology; Safety
Heiss, Anita Harry’s secret
F 89 Self-esteem; Secrets;
Hobbs, Leigh Mr Badger and the magic mirror [Mr Badger series] F 69 Animal fantasy; Humour
Johnson, Rebecca The mosquitoes’ book of dirty tricks [Steve Parish kids story book. The insects series] NF 24 Insects
Johnson, Rebecca; May, Kyla (illus) Cat show queen [Juliet, nearly a vet series] F 80 Animals
Jolly, Jane; Ingpen, Robert (illus) Tea and sugar Christmas F 34 Picture book;
Australian history; Family
Katz, Danny; Vane, Mitch (illus) The off-limits fence [Little lunch series] F 59 Humour
King, Andrew; Johnston, Benjamin (illus) Engibear’s bridge JF 30 Rhyming Story; Engineering
Legge, David Bamboozled (21st anniversary edition) JF 32 Humour; Puzzle
Lessac, Frané A is for Australia: a factastic tour NF 46 Picture book;
Alphabet book
McCartney, Tania; Booth, Christina (illus) This is Captain Cook F 40 Picture book; Historical;
Mes, Yvonne; Eterovic, Sandra (illus) Meet Sidney Nolan [Meet… series]
NF 32 Australian history; Biography
Morgan, Sally; Kwaymullina, Ezekiel; Smith, Craig (illus) Going bush with Grandpa F 55 Camping; Grandfathers
Morgan, Sally; Kwaymullina, Ezekiel; Smith, Craig (illus) Flying high F 55 Self-esteem; Family
Norman, Mark Funny families NF 92 Animals
Odgers, Darrel; Odgers, Sally; Dawson, Janine (illus) Farm rescue [Pup patrol series] F 31 Adventure; Humour; Dogs;
Poshoglian, Yvette; McDonald, Danielle (illus) Netball fever [Ella and Olivia series] JF 63 Netball
Rippin, Sally The star of the week [Hey Jack! series] F 42 Friendship
Saxby, Claire; Byrne, Graham (illus) Emu JF 28 Emus
Smith, Lauren Explorers [All about Australia series] NF 35 Australian history
Snell, Danny Seagull JF 30 Animal story; Beaches
Teideman, Jess Life cycles [All about Australia series] NF 35 Science; Lifecycles
Toft, Kim Michelle The world that we want NF 30 Environmental protection
Wagner, Michael; Jellett, Tom (illus) Why I love footy JF 32 Family; Football
Whiting, Sue; Jackson, Mark (illus) Platypus [Nature storybooks series] JF 29 Australian animals
Wild, Margaret; Voutila, Ritva (illus) The stone lion JF 30 Fable
Wilson, Tony; Masciullo, Lucia (illus) Emo the emu: a gloomy bird on a great adventure JF 32 Rhyming story; Travel;
Australia; Friendship
Wolfer, Dianne; Evans, Gabriel (illus) Annie’s snails F 61 Pets


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Last reviewed
26 April 2016
Last updated
26 April 2016