Premier's Reading Challenge booklists

​The Premier's Reading Challenge is an annual state-wide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students from Prep to Year 9, as well as children (aged up to 5 years) enrolled in an early childhood centre.

Information about the Premier's Reading Challenge is available in the links below.

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.

The Premier's Reading Challenge booklists include a variety of topics, genres, authors and fiction and non-fiction. Students are encouraged to select a range of books suited to their interests and reading level.

While there is no compulsory reading list for the challenge, a booklist has been developed to help students, teachers, parents and guardians select appropriate reading material.

For the first time in 2018, book titles are also available in Chinese, French, German and Japanese. Students learning languages from Prep (or with a family background in the languages provided) can choose to read or experience any books in additional languages to English as part of the challenge.

2018 booklist – Additional languages Prep to Year 1 (PDF 316KB)

2018 booklist – Additional languages Years 1 to 3 (PDF 324KB)

The booklists have been divided into year level groups. Students are welcome to read books from previous years booklists and from lists for higher year levels.

Some of the books are available to Queensland State Schools as an eBook. Contact eResource Services for information on how to access eBooks and eJournals.

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Last reviewed 31 July 2018
Last updated 31 July 2018