Welcome to the 2020 Premier's Reading Challenge!
Although libraries are currently closed, students can still take part in this year's challenge by reading at home.
The challenge is open to all students from Prep to Year 9 as well as children (aged up to five years) enrolled at an early childhood centre, with the aim of encouraging enjoyment in reading and a life-long love of books.
Registrations are now open!
You'll find everything you need to get ready for this year's challenge at the
PRC website including NEW interactive reader record forms, posters and bookmarks
With libraries closed, they've put together an extensive list of online resources to help source reading material. Visit the Links section on the website. Many books can also be purchased online, including those on the book lists.
Key Dates to remember:
- 11 May: Reading period commences for Prep to Year 9 students
- 17-28 August: Early childhood participation period
- 28 August: Reading period finishes for Prep to Year 9 students
- 4 September: Deadline to submit details on the PRC database
- 2-13 November: Celebration Weeks
*Students can participate at any time during the set reading period, as long as you finalise all details in the PRC database by 4 September.
Get reading with the PRC book lists
With the help of the Department of Education's Reading Centre, the 2020 book lists have been carefully selected to include a range of fiction and non-fiction titles. The book lists are suggestions only, the aim is just to foster positive literacy/pre-literacy experiences!
Our fabulous Talara students from Prep – Year 6 learning Italian (or with a family background in an additional language) can choose to read or experience books in languages other than English as part of the challenge.
Some authors are doing what they can to keep children engaged with books. Take a look at this article called 'One big virtual love-in': how children's book authors are creating online sanctuaries'.
Why not take part in two challenges by getting involved with the State Library of Queensland's free Reading Adventure Club. Share your stories, poems and artwork through their challenges and activities relating to the books you're reading for PRC!
Check out Operation Storytime brought to you by the Queensland Fire an Emergency Service (QFES), to hear QFES officers read their favourite children's book.
However you're getting involved, they'd love you to tag @qldeducation in your Instagram posts or stories, and share your child's PRC journey and how you're supporting them to read!