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Chief Minister's Reading Challenge 2018

Winners of 2017 Reading Challenge

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA

Every year, tens of thousands of Preschool to Year 8 students across the ACT participate in the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge.

My hope for the Challenge is that every young person in the ACT discovers the joy reading can bring. Once you discover this joy a whole world of adventures await you, and the knowledge you can attain is limitless.

Picture of the Chief Minister's Reading Challenge 2017 poster showing a child reading and a range of images representing what she may be reading.

To get the most out of the Challenge, try choosing books from different genres, sharing your favourite books and stories with your classmates, or exceeding the 15 books set by the Challenge. By participating you can win book vouchers for your school library.

I know one student met and exceeded the challenge I set last year – to read my height in books. This student read more than 240 novels which measured 4.8 metres tall!

You can choose your own books or ask your parents, teacher, librarian at your school or Library for their suggestions.

Join the Challenge and marvel at all the journeys reading can take you on!

Andrew Barr MLA
ACT Chief Minister

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The Challenge is grateful for the support of the event sponsor, Paperchain Bookstore.

Manuka Paperchain Bookstore