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Premier's Reading Challenge 2017 - 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.

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Author Title F/NF Pages Theme ISBN
Bancks, Tristan My life and other weaponised muffins [My life series] F 208 Humour; School stories 9780143781066
Bates, Diane (selector) Our home is dirt by sea NF 128 Poetry 9781925081190
Blabey, Aaron Apocalypse meow [The Bad Guys series] F 140 Cats; Humour; Villains 9781760158774
Bott, Adrian C.; Isaac, Andy (illus) The Grabbam getaway [Axel and Beast series] F 135 Gaming; Adventure; Action 9781760127800
Burgis, Stephanie; Harris, Freya (illus) The dragon with a chocolate heart F 256 Dragons; Adventure; Chocolate 9781408880319
Cahill, Tim Kids’ World Cup [Tiny Timmy series] F 124 Sport; Soccer 9781760273668
Clark, Sherryl with Perry, Ellyse Pocket rocket [Ellyse Perry Series] F 146 Sport; Cricket; Biography 9780143781240
Cormick, Craig Valdur the Viking and the ghostly Goths F 115 Vikings; Ghosts; Adventure; Humorous stories 9781925272420
Do, Anh Hotdog! F 122 Humour; Animal stories 9781760279004
Estela, Lucy; Ottley, Matt (illus) Suri’s wall F 30 Imagination; Refugees; Friendship 9780670077755
Fienberg, Anna Wicked’s way F 288 Adventure; Humour; Sea stories 9781743319901
Fisher, Isla; Ceulemans, Eglantine (illus) Marge in charge F 167 Humour; Family; Short stories 9781848125339
Foley, James Brobot F 112 Humour; Siblings; Graphic novel 9781925163919
Garth, Claire Grover finds a home [Grover McBane series] F 88 Animal stories; Emotions 9781863958134
Gibbes, Lesley; King, Stephen Michael Fizz and the show dog jewel thief [Fizz series] F 80 Mystery; Detectives; Animals 9781760112882
Gleitzman, Morris Toad delight F 131 Fantasy; Animal stories; Adventure stories 9780143309239
Griffiths, Andy; Denton, Terry (illus) The 78-storey treehouse: Movie opening night [Treehouse series] F 374 Film making; Humour; Friendship 9781743535004
Harding, David; Folau, Izzy; Fosdike, James (illus) Standing tall F 151 Sport competitions; Rugby Union 9780857986672
Harvey, Jacqueline Alice-Miranda in China [Alice-Miranda series] F 355 Mystery; Culture; School stories 9780857985200
Harvey, Jacqueline Clementine Rose and the Paris puzzle [Clementine Rose series] F 144 Travel; Mystery 9780857987884
Harvey, Roland On the river F 31 Adventure; Picture book; Rivers 9781760112455
Heath, Jack Shockwave [Countdown to danger series] F 139 Surfing; Suspense; Survival 9781760159634
Heiss, Anita; Goodes, Adam; O’Loughlin, Michael Kicking goals with Goodesy and Magic NF 83 Sport; AFL; Autobiography 9781863958530
Helliar, Peter Frankie Fish and the sonic suitcase F 300 Humour; Adventure 9781760128494
Hobbs, Leigh The big book of Mr Badger F 294 Humour; Adventure; Short stories 9781760112431
Ingram, Tania Jinny & Cooper search for the sea bogle [Jinny & Cooper series] F 126 Humour; Mystery 9780143309215
Ivanoff, George; Wood, Ben (illus.) Meet… the Flying Doctors [Meet… series] NF 32 Australian history; Aviation; Medical care 9780143780687
Jennings, Paul; Smith, Craig (illus) The unforgettable What's His Name F 213 Humour; Adventure; Belonging 9781760290856
Jolly, Jane; Ingpen, Robert(illus) Radio rescue! F 36 Action; Family 9780642278784
Jones, J. C. Run, Pip, run F 193 Social issues; Family; Survival 9781743319222
Katz, Danny; Vane, Mitch (illus) Triple snack pack [Little lunch series] F 121 School stories; Humorous stories 9781925381276
Knapp, Kate Ruby Red Shoes goes to London [Ruby Red Shoes series] F 44 Family; Travel 9780732297626
MacDonald, Alan; Roberts, David (illus) Aliens! [Dirty Bertie series] F 96 Humour 9781760279936
McMullin, Neridah; McLean, Andrew (illus) Fabish: the horse that braved the bushfire NF 32 Animal stories; Mystery 9781925266863
Morgan, Sally; Smith, Craig (illus) Born to sing F 53 Singing ; Whales 9781742991511
Murphy, Aunty Joy; Kennedy, Lisa (illus) Welcome to Country NF 24 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; Sense of place 9781922244871
Murphy, Sally Sage Cookson’s fishy surprise [Sage Cookson series] F 60 Mystery; Suspense; Friendship 9781925059755
Oliver, Jo The dreaming tree NF 26 Australian poetry; Lifestyles; Landscapes 9781925059489
Penguin Random House Australia; Faber, Jules (illus) Dog stories F 179 Animal stories; Humour; Mystery 9781925059755
Pung, Alice Marly walks on the moon [Our Australian girl series] F 124 Family; School stories; Performing arts 9780143308522
Roxburgh, Richard Artie and the Grime wave F 240 Adventure; Humour; Family 9781760292140
Shanahan, Lisa The grand, genius summer of Henry Hoobler F 224 Friendship; Adventure; Personality 9781760293017
Smith, Jane Shoot-out at the rock [Tommy Bell bushranger boy series] F 75 Australian history; Time travel; Bushrangers 9781925275940
Spratt, R. A. The plot thickens [Friday Barnes series] F 234 School stories; Mystery; Detectives 9780857989932
Walliams, David; Ross, Tony (illus) The Midnight Gang F 480 Adventure; Hospitals; Friendship 9780008188573
Warner, David; McGee, J. V.; Faber, Jules (illus) Test match [Kaboom kid series] F 157 Sport; Cricket; Sharing 9781925368185
Whittle, Cate; King, Stephen Michael (illus) Trouble and the missing cat [Trouble series] F 88 Fantasy; Mystery; Animals; Cats 9781742990774
Wild, Ailsa Squishy Taylor and the mess-makers [Squishy Taylor series] F 111 Acting; Adventure; Mystery 9781760126780


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Last reviewed
5 May 2017
Last updated
5 May 2017