Suggested student Reading List

Kindergarten to Year 2 series books

Dr Seuss books  by Dr Seuss

Kids still love these crazily creative stories that encourage wordplay and rhyme.

Mr McGee books by  Pamela Allen

The Lighthouse Keeper series  by Ronda and David Armitage

The Very Cranky Bear collection by Nick Bland

Grug series by Ted Prior

Diary of a Wombat series by Jackie French

Mr Men and Little Miss books by Roger Hargreaves

Years 3 – 4 series books

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

Dinosaur Cove by Rex Stone

Popular with boys and girls. These fast-paced adventure stories are well researched and full of interesting facts about dinosaurs. Kids will also enjoy the website which has games, quizzes and printables.


Billie B Brown by Sally Rippin

This series features Billie, a feisty tom boy and her best friend Jack. Author Sally Rippin said she wanted to create a series that was perfect for little girls tired of princesses and fairies.

Alice-Miranda by Jacqueline Harvey

Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones attends boarding school at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. A truly positive heroine, she is funny, kind, optimistic and able to solve just about any problem.

EJ12 Girl Hero by Susannah McFarlane

An adventure series for young girls has a fresh new look and has sold nearly a million copies, making it one of Australia’s most popular children’s series. Now it’s the girls’ turn to save the world!

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

First published in 1939, Madeline and all five in the series are now classics. Madeline is a gutsy little girl, and that’s what makes her such a unique role model in a time when storybook princesses defined femininity for girls.

Gibblewort the Goblin Victor Kelleher

Gibblewort is a nasty Irish goblin who mails himself to Australia and has many adventures playing horrible tricks on his friends and snacking on mothballs. Trouble follows him everywhere.

Hey Jack by Sally Rippin

Horrid Henry  byFrancesca Simon

Boy vs Beast by Mac Park

TooCool by Phil Kettle

Zac Power by H.I. Larry

Jack Russell Dog Detective by Darrel & Sally Odgers & Janine Dawson

Tashi by Anna and Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble

D-bot Squad by Mac Park and James Hunt

Rainbow Magic

Magic Animal Friends

RSPCA Animal Tales

Kaboom Kid by David Warner

Tiny Timmy by Tim Cahill

Captain Underpants and Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

EJ Spy School by Susannah McFarlane

Big Bash League series by Michael Panckridge

Years 5- 6 series books

The Fairy Realm by Emily Rodda
Jessie is amazed when she discovers in her grandmother’s garden a secret door leading to a magical world of fairies, water sprites, gnomes, unicorns and other fantastic beings.

The Treehouse Books by Andy Griffith & Terry Denton

Andy and Terry live in a treehouse with a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics and more.

WeirDo series by Anh Do

Middle Schools series by James Patterson

Mission Survival by Bear Grylls
A gripping story about teen Beck Granger who battles ravenous crocodiles and cunning villains as he searches for clues of his parents’ death.Fiction packed with real survival details and dangers at every turn.

Max Remy Super Spy by Deborah Abela

Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

Diva Series by Sue Lawson

Kingdom of Silk by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King

Emily Eyefinger by Duncan Ball

Horse Mad by Kathy Helidoniotis

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Harry Potter (Books 1 – 3) J.K. Rowling

Holes by Louis Sacher

Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

Selby by Duncan Ball

Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony Di Terlizzi

Specky Magee by Felice Arena