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Books & Quizzes Blog

WKAR Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards shortlist 2020

By Krista Culbertson, Editor

It’s that time of year again where we announce the shortlist for the What Kids Are Reading Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards! Every academic school year, the What Kids Are Reading report offers insight to what books school children have read and enjoyed the most. The Quiz Writers’ Choice Award is given to the authors who were the […]

Behind the Scenes: Creating Quizzes for Accelerated Reader

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Introduced by Cecelia Powell, Managing Editor Every school day, children from all around the world are being inspired to read using Renaissance Accelerated Reader. In schools from Brazil to Dubai, from South Korea to the Seychelles, from Scotland to China, AR quizzes and practice activities are being used to assess reading comprehension. Here in the […]

Our favourite non-fiction of 2018-19

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Looking for some non-fiction inspiration? Look no further. We’ve picked our favourite non-fiction that we quizzed in the 2018-19 academic year.

Renaissance goes back to school!

By Alex Halcoussis, Editorial Assistant

With kids across the country starting or returning to school this week, here at Renaissance we thought we’d take a look back at some of the books we loved as children – and dig up our old school photos!

Who’s afraid of the big, bad, digital library?

Have you ever explored the idea of utilising a digital library? In this blog post, we’re exploring some of the benefits of a digital library and how these can help to overcome barriers that libraries are facing today.

A love letter to libraries – and librarians

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

Here at Renaissance, we love libraries, and we love librarians. Read about the benefits of school libraries, and why we should be working hard to save them!

Celebrating Women in Sport

By Alex Halcoussis, Editorial Assistant

With the Women’s World Cup well underway in Paris, take a look at these books that cover a diverse range of fantastic sportswomen to inspire your young readers!

If you like this – try this!

By Krista Culbertson, Editor

We know that book recommendations can be tricky. So we’ve come up with series similar to your students’ favourites to keep them hooked on reading!

Accelerated Reader for struggling readers

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Reading can be a struggle for many children. In this blog, we highlight some books and series perfect for encouraging struggling readers to get stuck in to a book along with their classmates!

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