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Premier's Reading Challenge 2016 - 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.

  • Year 3 to Year 5 books in the library catalogue

Note: Hover over the icon View description icon to view description. A print friendly version (PDF, 151 KB) of this list can be downloaded.

Author Title F/NF Pages Theme
Amos, Ruth The race for Chi [LEGO legends of Chima series] F 48 Fantasy; LEGO story
Arnold, Tedd Prince Fly Guy [Fly Guy series] F 32 Humour
Bauer, Michael Gerard; Bauer, Joe (illus) The case of the really, really, magnetic magnet [Secret agent Derek ‘Danger’ Dale series] F 122 Graphic novel; Humour; Secret agent
Bergen, Lara; Tallardy, Lara (illus) Sophie the snoop [Sophie series] F 102 Humour; Detectives
Blabey, Aaron Mission unpluckable [The bad guys series] F 138 Humour; Animals
Blabey, Aaron The bad guys. Episode one [The bad guys series] F 137 Humour
Bone, Emily; King, Colin (illus); Scott, Kimberley (illus) The Iron Age [Usborne beginners series] NF 32 History; Iron age
Bound, Samantha-Ellen Rhythm and blues [Silver shoes series] F 135 Dance; Friendship
Brook, Henry; Johnson, Staz (illus); McNee, Ian (illus) Deadly animals [Beginners plus series] NF 80 Animals
Cahill, Tim; McKenzie, Heath (illus) Soccer superstar [Tiny Timmy series] F 125 Sports
Clarke, Jane Posy the puppy [Dr KittyCat series] F 89 Animal story
Condon, Bill; Norling, Beth (illus) The simple things F 160 Family; Friendship
Costain, Meredith; McDonald, Danielle (illus) Double dare you [Ella diaries series] F 137 Relationships; School
DiCamillo, Kate; Ibatoulline, Bagram (illus) The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane F 210 Fantasy; Friendship
French, Jackie; Whidborne, Terry (illus) Shark attack F 113 Animals; Adventure
Giannone, Rose; Emmerichs, Bern (illus) What’s your story? F 40 Historical fiction; Australian stories
Gleitzman, Morris Extra time F 204 Sport; Siblings
Griffiths, Andy; Denton, Terry (illus) The 65-storey treehouse F 396 Humour; Tree houses
Harmer, Wendy; Taylor, Gypsy (illus) Pearlie in Paris [Pearlie series] F 47 Fashion; Fairies
Harvey, Jacqueline Alice-Miranda to the rescue [Alice-Miranda series] F 363 Mystery; Adventure
Higginson, Shelia Sweeny The Lich [Adventure time series] F 76 Fantasy; Magic
Howard, Kate Techno strike! [LEGO Ninjago series] F 32 Fantasy; Lego story
Hutchison, Barry Galactic enforcers: ultimate weapon [Ben 10 series] F 124 Adventure; Aliens; Space
Kinney, Jeff Old school [Diary of a wimpy kid series] F 217 Humour; Camping
Knife & Packer Desert dust up [Wheelnuts, craziest race on earth! series] F 93 Humour; Cars
Kobald, Irena; Blackwood, Freya (illus) My two blankets F 32 Friendship; Home
McCartney, Tania; Snerling, Tina (illus) An Aussie year: twelve months in the life of Australian kids NF 28 Australian life
McFarlane, Susannah Rocky road [EJ12 girl hero series] F 121 Adventure; School; Heroes and heroines
Mercer, Sienna Love bites [My sister the vampire series] F 243 Siblings; Vampires; Families
Mull, Brandon Wild born [Spirit animals series] F 202 Animals; Fantasy; Adventure
Oliver, Jo The dreaming tree NF 26 Australian poetry
Park, Louise Good vs evil [Star Girl: saving one planet at a time series] F 78 Space; Adventure; Heroes and heroines
Peirce, Lincoln The crowd goes wild! [Big Nate series] F 222 Humour; Graphic novel
Pichon, Liz Yes! No. (Maybe…) [Tom Gates series] F 257 Humour
Schrefer, Elliot Immortal guardians [Spirit animals: fall of the beasts series] F 183 Animals; Fantasy
Stilton, Thea; Ariganello, Sabrina (illus) Thea Stilton and the legend of the fire flowers [Geronimo Stilton series] F 157 Adventure; Graphic novel
Telgemeier, Raina; Lamb, Braden (illus) Sisters F 208 Graphic novel; Family relationships
Webb, Holly; Rentta, Holly (illus) The midnight panda F 109 Overcoming fears
Webb, Holly; Williams, Sophy (illus) The forgotten puppy F 124 Animal story
Wild, Margaret; Blackwood, Freya (illus) The treasure box F 29 Picture book; War; Resilience


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Last reviewed
26 April 2016
Last updated
26 April 2016