The inclusion of a book on the list does not mean it is a recommended text for all children. The book list provides a broad range of books from which young children, students, parents, guardians and educators can choose appropriate reading material for individual challengers. If parents have any concerns about the content of titles on the Challenge book lists we encourage them to become involved in the selection of books their children read for the Challenge to ensure they are appropriate.
No books have been deleted from the Challenge lists for 2013.
The following 2013 Challenge book lists are available in Excel format:
Please note that Excel format allows teachers flexibility in using the book list data. Teachers can manipulate the data and be selective in what they choose to print. Please be advised to select landscape when you print Excel spreadsheets.
The following 2013 Challenge book lists are available in PDF format.
Each title on these lists has been allocated to the year level or levels for which it is usually most appropriate. A number of titles therefore appear on more than one list. There are five lists. The list of books for Year 9 and 10 is for mature readers. The list includes a range of young adult titles from which students, parents and teachers can choose reading material which is appropriate for each individual. The books on this list are diverse in style and contain a broad range of themes and ideas. They reflect the reading habits and choices made by some young adolescents. The inclusion of a book on this list does not mean it is a recommended text for all students.
2013 New Books
The List of all New Challenge Books for 2013 is now available.
A submission form for suggestions is available from this page. All suggestions for newly published books to be added to the Challenge lists must be made through this form.
Suggestions submitted by 31 March will be considered for the mid-year update of the book lists. Suggestions submitted between 1 April and 31 August will be considered for the following year's book lists.