Books on the 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9 booklists are arranged by category. There are 16 categories (such as adventure, animal fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, humour, sport) to enable students, parents and teachers to locate books of particular interest. Students are encouraged to select books from several different categories to broaden their reading experiences.

To see the titles in the various categories, go to the Booklists on the PRC website. Select books by Category for the relevant Challenge level.

Books on the K-2 booklist are mostly picture books and are not arranged by categories. Independent readers in Years K-2 are encouraged to attempt the 3-4 Challenge using the 3-4 booklist.