The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is an initiative of the NSW State government. It aims to encourage in students a love of reading for leisure and pleasure 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.

In order to complete the Challenge, students must read the following number of books based on their Challenge Level:

Challenge LevelNumber of books you must readMinimum number of PRC booksMaximum number of Personal Choice booksPRC booklists you can read from
K-2, 3-4, 5-6
3-4, 5-6, 7-9
5-6, 7-9
5-6, 7-9, 9plus
3-10 (see rules on PRC site)201010
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