New AR Christmas quizzes have arrived!

By Krista Culbertson, Assistant Editor

‘Tis the season for cosy jumpers, hot drinks, and best of all: new Christmas books! New Christmas books means new AR quizzes on more Christmas and winter-inspired books! Dozens of new quizzes have arrived in the last few weeks, and more are being added this month.

With so many great books to choose from, the Content team have selected our favourite Christmas Reads from the most-recently published quizzes.

Cosy picture books for Christmas story-time

We’ve quizzed a number of dazzling Christmas-themed picture books this year. It was tough to choose our favourites!

In The Christmas Show a boy is cast as a shepherd in his class’s Christmas play. During the show, though, things don’t quite go as planned. The text is

hilarious, and the illustrations only add to the humour of the story, making it as fun to read as it is to look at.

The Christmas Show by Rebecca Patterson
AR quiz no. 233137 | LY | BL 2.2

Little Grey Rabbit’s Christmas is the perfect classic Christmas read. Our quiz writer called the book

“adorable”. The story, while originally published in 1939, is still accessible reading for a new generation of young readers.

Little Grey Rabbit’s Christmas by Alison Uttley
AR quiz no. 232136 | LY | BL 3.9

For some wintery reads, our Senior Editor Sarah loved Rabbit’s Bad Habits, a laugh-out-loud story about a bear and a rabbit who build a snowman after Bear wakes up early from hibernation. But when Wolf begins to chase Rabbit, it’s up to Bear to save her new friend. This is the first book in a series that is sure to be a hit with children.

Rabbit’s Bad Habits by Julian Gough
AR quiz no. 232832 | LY | BL 3.1

All the Way Home is another picture book pick from our editors, who called this penguin story “sweet”.

When a penguin dad and his egg get separated from the other penguins, they must find their way home before the mum penguin discovers they’re missing.

All the Way Home by Debi Gliori
AR quiz no. 233025 | LY | BL 3

Festive books from popular series

For older readers, many of their favourite characters appear in seasonal Christmas stories. This year’s selection of new quizzes revisits a football-playing boy, a girl growing up with Father Christmas, and a spunky heroine.

If your students enjoy the Frankie’s Magic Football series, there are three holiday stories to choose from. The latest, The Elf Express, follows Frankie and his friends as they spend their holiday in Austria visiting Frankie’s pen-pal. Magical adventures ensue when they meet a lost Christmas elf.

This quiz writer loved the adventure and great escape. But most of all enjoyed reading about Austrian Christmas traditions!

The Elf Express by Frank Lampard
AR quiz no. 231295 | LY | BL 4

Matt Haig continues his streak of wonderful Christmas books with Father Christmas and Me, the third book in his Father Christmas series. Amelia, a human girl, struggles to fit in growing up in Elfhelm. But when the Easter Bunny and his rabbits begin their attack on Christmas, Amelia must help Father Christmas and her friends save the day.

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig
AR quiz no. 233007 | MY | BL 4.3

Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather is back in her first-ever Christmas story. When Hetty receives a gift for Christmas, she makes one of the other girls at Foundling Hospital jealous. The gift leads to trouble, and Hetty soon finds herself left out of the holiday festivities. She will need help from her friends to make the season bright.

Hetty Heather’s Christmas is the ideal book for both long-time and new Hetty Feather and Wilson fans.

Hetty Feather’s Christmas by Jacqueline Wilson
AR quiz no. 232982 | MY | BL 5.4

Remember to request the books your students read over the holidays. We’ll see you again in 2018, ready for twelve more months of happy reading and quizzing!

Merry Christmas from all at Renaissance! 

Krista Culbertson
Assistant Editor


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