We asked students to redesign the cover of any book on Reading Australia, and they rose to the challenge with enthusiasm, sending in entries that demonstrated both creativity and keen understanding of their chosen books.

We selected the best five entries as our prizewinners – scroll down to see the winning entries below. Each student has won a $100 Booktopia voucher and in doing so has also won a $100 Booktopia voucher for their school library. Congratulations to all!

This competition was run in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and was shared by librarians around the country.

Winner one

Book: The Waterhole by Graeme Base
Student: Mia, Year 3, Newcastle East Public School

Winner two

Book: Follow the Rabbit-proof Fence by Doris Pilkington
Student: Emma, Year 7, Loreto Kirribilli Senior School

Winner three

Book: My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood
Student: Natasha, Year 4, Merrylands East Public School​

Winner four

Book: Mad Magpie by Gregg Dreise
Student: Anaagha, Year 6, Tarneit College


Winner five

Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Student: Erin, Year 8, St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove