Welcome parents, caregivers and educators!
This page provides information and links for the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Childhood, the books available at the library and Little Reader Photo Share competition.
Information about the challenge
The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge runs every year. Children in Early Childhood are encouraged to read 40 books during the year, to establish a love of reading from a young age. Children can read books by themselves or be read to by someone else such as family member, carer or friend.
For further information on the challenge, including how to register, visit Department of Education and Training Victoria.
Library books for the challenge
Our libraries have hundreds of books for the Early Childhood level.
The VPRC books at our libraries have a sticker for the year level, so you can easily find the books on the shelf.
From home, you can place a hold on books using your library card and Pin/Password.
eBooks also count towards the challenge. Explore our Early Years eBooks and download to your device using your library card and Pin/Password.
Children can listen to books for the challenge. Discover our Early Years eAudiobooks and download to your device using your library card and Pin/Password.
Books in Languages Other than English:
Check out our Bilingual Picture Books to share books in different languages.
Story Box Library:
You can also enjoy a range of VPRC picture books available on Story Box Library.
Story Box Library Videos
Little Reader Photo Share competition
Each year you can participate in the Little Reader Photo Share competition if you are registered for the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge. For your chance to win a book prize, simply share a photo of you and your child reading together.