NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

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 2018 Challenge opens on Monday March 5 and closes for students on Friday August 31.

Go to the Premier's Reading Challenge website to access student reading logs and challenge booklists.

Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, joined us in 2017 for our BookFest celebrations, and took time out from his world tour to send NSW readers a big hello – thanks Jeff! There will be some exciting new things happening at the PRC in 2018, so keep an eye on the website for more details coming soon.


BOOKFEST launch 2017