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Sion Learning Resource Centre: Victorian Premiers Reading Challenge



The Victorian Premiers Reading Challenge encourages children and students from birth to Year 10 to read a set number of books over the year and record their efforts online.

Since the Challenge first began in 2005, more than 3 million students have read nearly 50 million books. 

Challenge Dates

01 March to 06 September 2023

Book Reviews

A new addition to this years Challenge and the new website. When you log a book as finished it will prompt you to write a review.  You are required to write a 50 word (4 to 5 sentences) book review before your book will be verified.

Type your book review into a Google Doc and you can word count it to make sure that you get the 50 words. When you have finished your book, click FINISHED and then copy and paste your book review into the dialog box.

Example of a book review

Each of the books that you read for Victorian Premiers Reading Challenge needs to have a book review added so that Sion LRC staff can authenticate your reading.

Ask yourself:

  • What did you think of the major character?
  • What did you think of the plot?
  • Would you recommend the book to others?
  • What type of people would love this book? For example: If you liked Harry Potter you would love this book

Example of a Book Review

Whisper by Lynette Noni was such a good read because it was a mystery and also a supernatural book. I loved the way the main character’s quest was slowly revealed and once I understood the mystery, I couldn’t put down the book. The Supernatural part of the book was unique because I haven’t read anything like that before. You must also read book 2 ‘Weapon’, because it is just as good. (71 words)

VPRC Tally Board

Completion of the VPRC.

  • Biggest reader from each year level wins a $50 Dymocks Voucher
  • Students that have completed 7 or more books (not the Challenge), will receive 1 Community Spirit point. 
  • Completion of the Challenge you will receive 1 Community Spirit points, as well as an invitation to a celebratory event.

All Community Spirit points will be issued at the end of the Challenge.


Our Top Challenge Reader's of 2021

Logging into the Challenge

Challenge Requirements

Year 7 - 9  (15 books)

  • 10 from Challenge list
  • 5 choice

Year 10 (15 books)

  • 5 from Challenge list
  • 10 choice


If you require any support for any reason regarding the Challenge, please email

Ms Branson

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