Why not try these books from the 2014 Premier’s Reading Challenge?

From Years 5-6 and Years 7-8 booklists

Aaron, Moses

Abela, Deborah

Lily and Me

Max Remy Super Spy series

Arena, Felice

Specky Magee series

Ball, Duncan

Emily Eyefinger series, Selby series, The Ghost and the Goggle Box

Blume, Judy

Fudge series

Corder, Zizou

Lionboy series

Dahl, Roald

The BFG, Matilda, The Witches, Revolting Rhymes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

**Ellis, Deborah

D’Ath, Justin

d’Lacey, Chris

Parvana, Parvana’s Journey

Extreme Adventures series

The Fire Within

Flynn, Rachel

I Hate Fridays

Gervay, Susan

I am Jack, Super Jack

Gleitzman, Morris

Blabbermouth, Boy Overboard,
Girl Underground, Toad Away series,
Two Weeks with the Queen

Griffiths, Andy

Just Annoying


Asterix series

Herge, Georges Remi

Tintin series

Herrick, Steven

Do-Wrong Ron,
Naked Bunyip Dancing (Poetry)

Hirsch, Odo

Something’s Fishy,
Hazel Green

Honey, Elizabeth

45-47 Stella Street and Everything that Happened,
Don’t Pat the Wombat,
What do you think Fee’zal?

**Jacques, Brian

Martin the Warrior, Redwall

Jerris, Dan

Jennings, Paul

Dragon Blood Pirates series,

Unreal, Quirky Tails, Uncovered, The Gismo

Kidd, Diana

The Fat and Juicy Place

Klein, Robin

Larry, H. I.

Hating Alison Ashley, Boss of the Pool,

Zac Power series

Lewis, C. S.

Chronicles of Narnia

Macleod, Doug

Sister Madge’s Book of Nuns (Poetry)

McSkimming, Geoffrey

Cairo Jim series

Marsden, John

Staying Alive in Year 5, So Much to Tell You

**Marsden, John

Take My Word for It,
Tomorrow when the War Began, Winter

**Pierce, Tamora

Alanna – The First Adventure,
Alanna – First Test

Riordon, Rick

Peroy Jackson series

Rodda, Emily

Deltora Quest series, Rowan of Rin series

Rowling, J. K.

Harry Potter series

**Sachar, Louis

Someday Angeline

Simons, Moya

Dead Meat

Snickett, Lemony

Unfortunate Events # 1, The Bad Beginnings

Thompson, Colin

The Flood series

Wang, Gabrielle
Wilkinson, Carole

The Garden of Empress Cassia,
The Pearl of Tiger Bay

Dragonkeeper series

Wilson, Jacqueline

Bad Girls, The Illustrated Mum

**Winton, Tim

Blueback, Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo Lockie Leonard, Legend

**Yen, Adeline Mah

Chinese Cinderella

  Series books – You can read one from the series.

** from Years 7-8 list

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