How do we get involved?

  1. Book Bonus 2018 commences Monday 5th March 2018.
  2. Schools send out information about Book Bonus and a website link via a school newsletter etc to invite students to register.
  3. Students can also register individually to be part of Book Bonus.
  4. Students and their parents/carers will then receive an email confirming their registration alongside an activation link to have their Book Bonus page live.
  5. Students seek sponsorship from family and friends for the books they are reading for the challenge. Their page will keep a record of all donations, allow students to add photos and update their progress in the challenge. 

What happens after NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and Book Bonus?

  1. NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge closes Friday 31st August 2018. Donations made after this time will NOT be included in the fundraising total (this include the 5 most successful school fundraisers, 5 most successful student fundraisers and individual bonuses).
  2. Book Bonus campaign closes Friday 7th September 2018 5:00pm (AEST, Australian Eastern Standard Time).
  3. Dymocks Children’s Charities will match the total raised by each student, plus a bonus 25% to go towards new books of choice from an extensive list. That means, for every $1 raised that's $1.25 worth of new books for your school.
  4. Dymocks Children’s Charities will also award an additional 25% of the amount raised to schools in need so they can also select new books for their students.
  5. Schools will be advised of their total amount raised and book list will be sent to schools on Monday 10th September 2018 for books selection.
  6. Book list to be returned no later than Friday 21st September 5:00pm (AEST).
  7. Books will be delivered to schools between 22nd October- 29th October 2018. 

*Note: Books to be selected by the school and student from over 1,400 popular titles as supplied by Dymocks Children’s Charities

How do I raise funds?

Book Bonus is an online readathon where you can ask your family and friends to sponsor you for reading books for the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge by sending them a link to your own Book Bonus page.

Should I join a team?

Definitely! Search for your school on the search bar and encourage other classmates to compete against other local schools to raise money for your school library and other school libraries in need across NSW. Be the hero!

What are the benefits?

Bonuses for Schools:

  • Dymocks Children’s Charities will match the total raised by each student, plus a bonus 25% to go towards new books of choice from an extensive list. So, for every $1 raised that's $1.25 worth of new books for your school.
  • Dymocks Children’s Charities will also award an additional 25% of the amount raised to schools in need so they can also select new books for their students.
  • The 5 most successful school fundraisers will receive an additional $1,000 value of books each (total $5,000)

Bonuses for Students :

  • Any registered student who raise $200+ will be awarded a bonus book of their choice* up to the value of $20
  • Any registered student who raise $380+ will be awarded 2 bonus books of their choice* up to the value of $40
  • Any registered student who raise $560+ will be awarded 3 bonus books of their choice* up to the value of $60

The 5 most successful student fundraisers in NSW will also receive:

  • Highest fundraiser: $1,000 of books.
  • 2nd highest fundraiser: $500 of books.
  • 3rd, 4th & 5th highest fundraising: $250 of books each

    *Books to be selected by the school and student from over 1,400 popular titles as supplied by Dymocks Children’s Charities

Are the donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations to students participating in Book Bonus over $2 are tax deductible and donors will receive an official receipt for tax purposes.

What happens if a child does not complete the reading challenge minimum number of books?

Students are encouraged to complete their target number of books according to the NSW Premier Reading’s Challenge guidelines, however, this will not change their contribution and fundraising for Book Bonus.


For additional information contact us.