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2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge - 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.

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Author Title and book summary JF/F/NF Pages Theme ISBN
Acton, Sara As big as you JF 29 Elephants; Families; 9781743629697
Axelsen, Stephen The Nelly gang [The adventures of Nelly Nolan series] F 45 Bushrangers; Graphic novel; Goldfields 9781921977916
Bell, Hilary; Pesenti, Antonia (illus) Numerical Street JF 28 Counting; Rhyme; Shops 9781742232287
Bell, Krista; Elliott, Belinda (illus) Jack’s bugle JF 32 Anzac story; Gallipoli 9781922081292
Blabey, Aaron Busting! JF 24 Humour; Rhyme; Toilets 9781743812389
Blabey, Aaron Don’t call me bear! JF 24 Australian animals 9781760159849
Bland, Nick The fabulous friend machine JF 30 Friendship; Mobile phones 9781760277659
Brian, Janeen; Adams, Matt (illus) Meet… Ned Kelly [Meet… series] NF 32 Bushrangers 9781742757186
Cahill, Tim & Gray, Julian; McKenzie, Heath (illus) Living the dream! [Tiny Timmy series] F 124 Soccer 9781760273651
Cary, Gemma; Viana, Tatio & Bijloo, Adrian (illus) When I grow up I’m going to play for the Queensland Maroons JF 29 Boys; Imagination; Rugby Union 9781743409206
Collin, Chris E.; Kitchin, Megan (illus) Funky chicken: chooks in space JF 32 Space exploration; Belonging; Humour 9780987450791
Costain, Meredith; McDonald, Danielle (illus) Pony school showdown [Ella diaries series] F 143 Friendship; Horses; Humour 9781760157166
Crumble, P.; Eckstrom, Nathaniel (illus) Me and Moo JF 23 Imagination; Friendship 9781743625330
Dickens, Rosie Coding for beginners using Scratch NF 95 Computer games; Computer programming 9781409599357
Do, Ahn Hotdog! F 122 Animals; Humour; Friendship 9781760279004
Dreise, Gregg Silly birds JF 26 Listening; Indigenous picture book 9781922142993
Dubosarsky, Ursula; White, Annie (illus) Ethan eats JF 24 Dinner; Food preferences 9780734413987
Field, John; Legge, David (illus) Why is that emu wearing one red shoe? JF 24 Australian animals; Song; Rhyme 9781760154493
Fox, Mem; Austin, Mike (illus) Nellie Belle JF 30 Poetry; Dogs; Rhyme 9781760274108
George, Angela May; Swan, Owen (illus) Out JF 32 Families; Refugees 9781743629000
Germein, Katrina; Jellett, Tom (illus) My dad thinks he’s funny JF 27 Fathers; Humour 9781922244468
Gleeson, Libby; Blackwood, Freya (illus) The necklace and the present [The Cleo stories series] F 54 Birthdays; Imagination 9781743315279
Graham, Bob Vanilla ice cream JF 36 Travel; Curiosity 9781406350098
Griffiths, Andy; Denton, Terry (illus) Ed and Ted and Ted’s dog Fred F 26 Dogs; Nonsense verses; Rhyme 9781742613000
Harmer, Wendy; Edmonds, Andrea (illus) Accidental adventurer [Ava Anne Appleton series] F 90 Adventure 9781742838755
Harvey, Jacqueline Clementine Rose and the movie magic [Clementine Rose series] F 144 Acting; Films 9780857985187
Hope, Charles Cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons [Extreme weather series] NF 21 Cyclones; Storms 9781742032887
Knife & Packer Meet the Robotsons [Freak Street series] F 92 Humour; Robots 9781760150075
Martin, Carol Ann; Wood, Ben (illus) Underneath a cow JF 29 Farm animals 9781742990880
McCartney, Tania; Joyner, Andrew (illus) Australian kids through the years NF 52 Social history; Children 9780642279002
McFarlane, Susannah; Stagg, Dyani (illus) Puppy alert [EJ spy school series] F 42 Spies; Rescue work; Dogs 9781921931635
McKimmie, Christopher Me, Teddy JF 31 Dogs; Animal story 9781760291334
Morgan, Sally; Kwaymullina, Ezekiel; Smith, Craig (illus) One rule for Jack F 55 Boys; Family life; Responsibility 9781742990330
Novak, B. J. The book with no pictures F 45 Books and reading; Humour 9780141361789
Park, Mac Rock mutant [Boy vs beast series] F 63 Battles; Computer games 9781921931680
Pilkey, Dav Dog Man unleashed [Dog Man series] F 220 Cats; Dogs; Graphic novel; Heroes 9780545935203
Poshoglian, Yvette; McDonald, Danielle (illus) Zoo rescue [Ella and Olivia series] F 62 Zoos; Penguins 9781760157203
Regan, Fiona; Shea, Louis (illus) Prank alert [Double trouble series] F 63 School stories; Humour 9781742838564
Riley, Kathy; Australian Geographic Australia's most extreme : the biggest, fastest, toughest, smartest creatures! [Australia’s most series] NF 32 Australian animals; Animal behaviour 9781742456614
Rogers, Gregory Omar the strongman JF 32 Circus; Performers 9781742834368
Stanton, Beck; Stanton, Matt Did you take the b from my _ook? [Books that drive kids crazy! series] JF 33 Alphabets; Humour 9780733334832
Stilton, Geronimo; Bufi, Ennio; Andolfo, Mirka (illus) The first samurai [Geronimo Stilton graphic novel series] F 54 Cats; Graphic novel; Japan; Mice 9781629911816
Storer, Jen; Vane, Mitch (illus) Danny Best: full on [Danny Best series] F 300 Boys; Friendship 9780733333330
Temple, Jol & Temple, Kate; Foye, Jon (illus) Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade F 160 Relationships; Adventure story; Captain James Cook 9781760291938
Temple, Jol & Temple, Kate; Foye, Jon (illus) Mike I don’t like JF 30 Rhyme; Emotions 9780733333255
Tyson, Venetia My lost mob JF 32 Emus; Indigenous picture book 9781922142917


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Last reviewed
5 May 2017
Last updated
5 May 2017