Kids who get a head start on this year's Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) could win early bird rewards.
The challenge officially runs from 1 April to 1 September, but NSW public school students can log on now and start attacking those reading lists.
Each child who completes the required number of books from the PRC booklist receives a certificate signed by the Premier. The aim is that along the way they'll also enjoy discovering quality literature from a wide range of authors.
They'll also find out that quality literature doesn't mean boring books - Graeme Base, Babette Cole, Pamela Allen, Morris Gleitzman, Andy Griffiths and many more popular children's authors have titles on the lists.
Your child can enter the challenge by going to the Reading Challenge website and logging on with the DET portal password they've created at school. Then they simply update their reading log as they finish a book.
And because you really can't tell a book by its cover, the PRC booklists provide a handy guide for parents looking for appropriate reading for their children.
You can also read about parent friendly book, movie and game reviews in the latest issue of Click - a technology guide for parents.