• Boy looking for books to read in library

There are so many great children’s books out there, and the booklists provided by the Premier’s Reading Challenge, Summer Reading Club and Novelist Plus make finding them easy. As you look through the lists, you may recognise some long-forgotten favourites which you can enjoy again with your own kids.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premiers Reading Challenge is a NSW State government initiative that aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students from Kindy to Year 9. Check out their booklists for reading suggestions.

The 2017 Challenge kicked off Monday 6 March and closes Friday 25 August.

Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club’s mission is to encourage a continued love of reading and multi-literacy skills development in children and young people during the summer holidays.

Take a look at the ‘Great Reads’ section for suggested titles arranged by age group and the ‘Book Raves’ section for kids’ favourite picks.

Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus allows you to search by genre, age level and even plot lines.

Categories such as ‘Must-read Classics for Grades K-2’ give you fantastic recommendations for the kids to read, and you’ll probably rediscover a few long-forgotten favourites in the process.

Who else writes like...?

Who Else writes like...? A reader's guide to fiction authors. This site is designed to help anyone to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?".

Who next...?

Who next...? A guide to children's Authors. When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…? Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

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Whichbook gives the opportunity to make choices such as plot shape, type of main character, country the book is set in. This website starts from the reader and enables each individual to build the elements of the 'good read' they are looking for but don't quite know how to define.