Adventures on every page in the Premiers Reading Challenge

James Hart, designer of this year's Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge poster for primary school students, believes all children want the same thing from a book.

'Kids still want to be taken on a journey, to be taken to different worlds,' he says. 

'Kids will always want to be on an adventure.'

The famed children's book illustrator used his distinct cartoon style and dynamic characters to help bring to life this year's Challenge theme — Adventure on Every Page.


One of the books illustrated by Mr Hart 'Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables' depicts an extraordinary teacher who brings excitement and imagination to his primary school.

'The inspiration behind the primary school poster was that magical element that Mr Bambuckle brings, sharing that with his students and the magical explosion of books and stories,' Mr Hart says.

Start the adventure with the Premiers Reading Challenge

More than 2.5 million students have read nearly 45 million books since the Premiers Reading Challenge began 14 years ago.

Regular reading from an early age is vital for success at school and has lifelong benefits. 

The Challenge encourages children to read more and promotes a love of reading, supporting the Education State target to have more students reaching the highest levels of achievement in reading.

For more information and to find out how to register for the Challenge, see: Premiers Reading Challenge