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Premier's Reading Challenge 2017 - Year 5 to Year 7 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
Abela, Deborah Stupendously spectacular spelling bee F 232 Courage; Dreams 9781925324822
Adams, Michael The seven signs [Skyfire series] F 187 Suspense; Mystery 9781743628010
Banks, Angelica A week without Tuesday [Tuesday McGillycuddy adventure series] F 391 Magic; Mystery 9781760110376
Brian, Janeen; Murphy, Claire (illus) Meet… Nellie Melba [Meet… series] NF 32 Australian story; Picture book; Biography 9780143780298
Callaghan, Chris; Lalalimola (illus) The great chocoplot F 238 Humour; Adventure 9781910002513
Clark, Sherryl Pocket rocket [Ellyse Perry series] F 141 Girls in sport 9780143781240
Cleave, Rohan; Tulloch, Coral (illus) Phasmid, saving the Lord Howe Island stick insect NF 32 Endangered creatures; Insects; Conservation 9781486301126
Cosgrove, Matt Snow Man and the seven ninjas [Epic fail tales series] F 92 Fantasy; Humour 9781743811696
Earls, Nick; Whidborne, Terry (illus) War of the word hunters [Word hunter series] F 319 Fantasy; Adventure 9780702249594
Do, Ahn; Faber, Jules (illus) WeirDo [WeirDo Series] F 136 Humour; School story 9781742837581
Falkner, Brian The most boring book in the world F 286 Mystery 9780994456779
Farndon, John Rocks, minerals and gems NF 120 Geology; Minerals; Gems 9781742459400
Farndon, John; Hutchinson, Tim (illus) Stuff you should know about the human body NF 80 Human body 9781784937300
Fisher, Isla ; Ceulemans, Eglantine (illus) Marge and the pirate baby [Marge in charge series] F 176 Humour 9781848125933
Flanagan, John The Ghostfaces [Brotherband series] F 386 Adventure; Friendship 9780857980113
Flint, Shamini Ten F 144 Growing up; Soccer 9781760112264
Forsyth, Kate Escape from Wolfhaven Castle, [The impossible quest series] F 192 Fantasy; Adventure 9781743624067
Foxlee, Karen A most magical girl F 304 Fantasy; Mystery; Adventure 9781471405808
Fraillon, Zana The bone sparrow F 240 Refugees 9780734417138
French, Jackie The secret of the black bushranger [The secret histories series] F 176 Historical fiction; Australian story 9780732299453
Gleitzman, Morris Toad rage F 151 Humour; Animal story 9780143308805
Greenwood, Mark Diamond Jack [History mysteries series] F 88 Australian story; WWII; Courage 9780143309260
Greenwood, Mark; Lessac, Frané (illus) Ned Kelly and the green sash NF 39 Australian history; Bushrangers; Biography 9781922244598
Heath, Jack 400 minutes of danger F 201 Thriller; Adventure 9781760158798
Heffernan, John Naveed [Through my eyes series] F 207 Historical fiction; War; Survival 9781743312483
Helliar, Peter; Vamos, Lesley (illus) Frankie Fish and the sonic suitcase F 280 Humour; Time travel; Adventure 9781760128494
Hoge, Robert; Stathopoulos, Nick (illus) Ugly: a beaut story about one very ugly kid NF 186 Courage; Autobiography 9780733634338
Ivanoff, George Medical mission [RFDS adventure series] F 182 Outback life; Emergency services 9780857988805
Janu, Tamsin Figgy and the president F 181 Family; Friendship; Adventure 9781742991559
Lochran, Steven The riders of thunder realm [Paladero series] F 320 Fantasy; Mystery; Adventure 9781760124700
Lewis, Robert (with National Museum of Australia) Story of Australia NF 410 Australian history 9780857983145
McCartney, Tania Australia illustrated NF 92 Australian culture; Australia 9781925335217
McConnochie, Mardi Escape to the Moon Islands [Quest of the sunfish series] F 345 Adventure 9781760290917
McHugh, Evan Black Sunday F 252 Historical fiction; Australian stories 9781743627990
Morgan, Sally Sister heart F 192 Stolen Generations; Indigenous story; Verse novel 9781925163131
Murphy, Joy; Kennedy, Lisa (illus) Welcome to Country NF 32 Indigenous culture and customs 9781922244871
Murphy, Sally 1915 [Australia’s Great War series] F 208 War; WWI; Gallipoli campaign 9781743622483
Newsome, Richard The curiosity machine [Billionaire series] F 357 Mystery; Adventure; Friendship 9781925355246
Panckridge, Michael Switch-hit showdown [Big Bash League series] F 144 Cricket 9780143782193
Rossell, Judith Wormwood Mire [Stella Montgomery intrigue series] F 278 Fantasy; Adventure 9780733333019
Rushby, Pamela Sing a rebel song F 226 Australian history; Australian stories 9781742991344
Shanahan, Lisa The grand, genius summer of Henry Hoobler F 216 Adventure; Courage; Friendship 9781760293017
Warner, David; McGee, J.V; Faber, Jules (illus) The big switch [Kaboom kid series] F 158 Cricket 9781925030785
Webster, Allayne Paper planes F 183 War; Historical fiction 9781742990699
Weetman, Nova The secrets we keep F 226 Children; Friendship; Secrets 9780702254215


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Last reviewed
5 May 2017
Last updated
5 May 2017