The Premier’s Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for enjoyment and enrichment in students, and enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student - to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The Challenge involves nearly 300,000 students and more than 2,400 government, non-government and home schools. The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge booklists open doors to a rich collection of children’s literature representing a range of books including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poetry and drama, and include a wide variety of Australian authors.
The 2017 Challenge opens on Monday March 6 and closes for students on Friday August 25.
This year the Challenge celebrates its fifteenth anniversary so stay tuned for some exciting celebratory events!
Go to the Premier's Reading Challenge website.
Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) is launching BookFest next Tuesday June 6 at 9:30am for the Premier’s Reading Challenge! Join Jeff in conversation as he talks all things ‘wimpy’ – make sure your school has booked the free session! BookFest runs for three days next week June 6-June 8 and features Australia’s favourite authors and illustrators in conversation – it’s entirely free for NSW schools.
Book now http://dartconnections.org.au.
Jeff took time out from his world tour to send NSW readers a big hello – thanks Jeff!