NSW Premier's Reading Challenge


The booklist has now been updated with 158 new titles added at the beginning of Term 2, 2024. New books can also be accessed via the PDF or Excel booklists download below.

These books are also visible on the full PRC booklists.

Read a detailed review focusing on graphic novels and illustrated chapter books featured in this update in the Term 2 issue of Scan.

The PRC booklists are constantly being updated and evaluated to ensure that they provide an excellent source of recommendations for students taking part in the Challenge. Please check out the Booklist and review process for more information about selecting, reviewing and evaluating books.

The PRC booklists include only the name of the approved series. Individual titles in an approved series are listed in the series lists below, along with their PRC ID number.

9plus booklist

The books previously included on the Years 7 to 10 booklist and marked as Mature Reads have now been moved to a separate booklist. Called the 9plus booklist, these titles can only be counted as PRC books by students on the Years 7 to 10 challenge, reflecting the mature themes and content suitable for students in high school.

How do I get the books to read for the Challenge?

The PRC Team provides access to a list of approved books to read for the Challenge. Copies of these books can be found in libraries, bookstores, and personal collections. Speak to your PRC coordinator or teacher for help finding books to read as part of the challenge.

Series books – approved substitute books!

In an approved series, any 5 books from the series can be read as part of official PRC reading. Up to 10 other books from the same series can be read as personal choice books.

Approved series with their individual titles and PRC ID numbers can be viewed below.

Do you have a book recommendation?

We'd love to hear your suggestions!

You can email your suggestions for the PRC booklists to PRC Team or complete the recommendation form to recommend a book for the PRC. 

Information on our booklists is provided to help our readers source book titles. If publication details are incorrect, please advise the PRC Team by email to help us keep the lists up-to-date.