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Premier's Reading Challenge 2016 - 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.

  • Year 7 to Year 9 books in the library catalogue

Note: Hover over the icon View description icon to view description. A print friendly version (PDF, 150 KB) of this list can be downloaded.

Author Title F/NF Pages Theme
Bancks, Tristan Two wolves F 288 Mystery; Crime
Bogle, Eric; Whatley, Bruce (illus) And the band played Waltzing Matilda NF 29 Gallipoli; War; Australian poetry
Bound, Samantha-Ellen What the raven saw F 281 Animals; Friendship; Beliefs
Burarrwanga, Laklak; [and seven others] Welcome to my country NF 209 Indigenous Australians; People and places
Cheng, Christopher; Knight, Linsay Australia’s greatest inventions and innovations NF 184 Australian history; Inventions
Ciddor, Anna The family with two front doors F 189 Historical fiction; Family
Clark, Sherryl Dying to tell me F 214 Mystery; Adventure
Collins, Paul; McMullen, Sean The burning sea [The warlock’s child series] F 90 Fantasy
Constable, Kate Crow country F 238 Adventure; Mystery
Costain, Meredith Disaster chef [Lightning strikes series] F 112 Family
Crew, Gary; Tan, Shaun (illus) The viewer F 32 Mystery; Supernatural
Dando-Collins, Stephen Caesar the war dog F 304 Courage; Strength; Loyalty
Flanagan, John The royal ranger [Ranger’s apprentice series] F 473 Fantasy
French, Jackie Refuge F 261 Refugees
French, Jackie To love a sunburnt country [Matilda saga series] F 487 Historical fictions
Gleeson, Libby Red F 194 Adventure; Action
Gleitzman, Morris Loyal creatures F 159 Animals; War
Gleitzman, Morris Soon [Felix and Zelda series] F 178 War; History
Hawke, Rosanne The truth about peacock blue F 253 Culture; Religion; Gender
Heath, Jack The cut out F 268 Action thriller
Heffernan, John Naveed [Through my eyes series] 207 Children; War
Hersey, Lu Deep water F 376 Supernatural; Fantasy
Jinks, Catherine A very singular guild [City of orphans series] F 341 Supernatural
Jinks, Catherine Theophilus Grey and the traitor’s mask. F 304 Spying; Espionage; Adventure
Kazerooni, Abbas The boy with two lives NF 244 Refugees; Autobiography
La Marca, Susan; McIntyre, Pam Things a map won’t show you F 300 Short stories; Art
Lord, Gabrielle Malice [Conspiracy 365] F 175 Adventure
Masson, Sophie Ned Kelly’s secret F 231 Australian historical fiction
Mattingley, Christobel My father's islands: Abel Tasman's heroic voyages F 190 History
Moriarty, Jaclyn A tangle of gold [Colours of Madeline series] F 508 Fantasy
Ness, Patrick; Dowd, Siobhan; Kay, Jim (illus) A monster calls: a novel F 204 Loss; Truth; Grief
Pitt, Darrell The firebird mystery [Jack Mason adventure series] F 325 Science fiction
Preus, Margi The bamboo sword F 335 Adventure; Samurai
Riordan, Rick et. al. Other worlds: 10 amazing fantasy stories F 352 Fantasy; Short stories
Selznick, Brian The Marvels F 665 Historical fiction; Family sagas
Tan, Shaun The singing bones: inspired by Grimms’ fairy tales NF 192 Fairy tales; Fantasy; Sculpture
Wheatley, Nadia; Searle, Ken (illus) Australians all: a history of growing up, from the Ice Age to the Apology NF 280 Australian history
Wilcock, Lizzie Thirst F 252 Adventure
Wilkinson, Carole Atmospheric: the burning story of climate change [Drum series] NF 253 Climate change
Wilkinson, Carole Fromelles: Australia’s bloodiest day at war [Drum series] NF 182 World War I; Mateship
Zail, Suzy Alexander Altmann A10567 F 281 Historical fiction; War stories


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Last reviewed
26 April 2016
Last updated
26 April 2016