The HarperCollins Reading Project

The 2018 Reading project is now open!


We would like students to submit their final reviews to us by 7 September to be eligible to win a prize. Students can WRITE a review, FILM a review, DRAW a review, or why not CREATE A COLLAGE.



An Apple iPad Mini 2 (32 GB) for the most original entry, PLUS a signed copy of the reviewed book for outstanding entries!

All schools that take part in the project will go in the draw to win a complete set of books (25).


Teachers’ Notes & additional resources

His Name Was Walter – notes

Withering-by-Sea – notes

Funny Kid Prank Wars – notes // classroom activities

Sweet Adversity – notes

inspiration – previous submissions

Reading Project submissions can be as creative as you’d like. Here are some previous students reviews to inspire you!

Example – Visual

Example – Written

Example – Mixed media

Example – Mixed media (2)


To enter the 2018 Reading Project, please enter your written, video, and/or visual reviews below. Each school may submit:

  • up to 5 written reviews
  • up to 2 visual reviews
  • up to 2 video reviews

Please review the submission guidelines before submitting your reviews. Ensure that your signed ‘Permission to publish’ form is attached to your submission. 

Reviews must be submitted by 5pm Friday 7 September 2018.


We’re so excited to see what students and teachers across Australia think of these four wonderful books! Good luck & happy reviewing!

Written reviewsVideo reviewsVisual reviews

Open to Australian residents only. Winners will be notified on 21 September by email via the school contact . 

Good luck!