I just love a good challenge. Kids do, too. It's wonderful, then, that Australian state governments are also up for it - with initiatives that encourage kids all over the country to put down their gameboy and read read read.
Schools can register their students' participation and if you're not already involved, pester pester pester and whoop up the kids' interest.
No, it's not a competition (thank goodness) but rather a personal challenge set for each and every child - to maximise their exposure to a fabulous range of books.
Comprehensive booklists are compiled (a challenge for teacher librarians!) and kids are invited to plough through on their quest for personal best.
For more on the Premier's Reading Challenge in your state, click below...VictoriaNew South WalesSouth AustraliaTasmaniaAustralian Captial TerritoryWestern AustraliaQueenslandNorthern Territory