The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge begins this week, celebrating its 15th anniversary, and I’m thrilled that all three (currently published) books in The Mapmaker Chronicles series are once again on the booklists for years 7-9.
From the website: “The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to 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 Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools.”
In 2016, 277,098 students completed the PRC, reading 7,492,209 books!
The Mapmaker Chronicles is also part of the SA Premier’s Reading Challenge (years 6-9) which began on January 30.
As an author, it’s an absolute honour to be included in reading challenge lists, knowing that hundreds of thousands of readers are out there, challenging themselves to try new books and to read more widely.
Look out for more news about the NSW PRC in coming weeks. I’ve got a little surprise in store!
Do your kids take part in the Premier’s reading challenge in your state?