Books & Quizzes Blog

Around the World in AR Books

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

This summer’s travel plans might be a little different this year. Many of us are finding ourselves at home instead of on sandy beaches – but fear not! With the following books chosen by the Accelerated Reader Content team, you and your family can travel around the world, from the Caribbean to the Arctic…

Celebrating diversity on Accelerated Reader

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Did you know that there are over 38,000 quizzes on Accelerated Reader?! That’s a lot of books to choose from! In this blog, we wanted to highlight some of our more recent favourite AR titles from authors of colour.

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

By Lee Burkwood,

It’s Earth Day’s 50th anniversary! In this blog, Lee shares some some great fiction and non-fiction titles that are sure to get kids exploring issues around climate change and the Earth.

Business (not quite) as usual in the Content Team

By Cecelia Powell, Managing Editor

In these unprecedented times of COVID-19 and working from home, we have had to make some changes to our quiz writing process. Cecelia, our Managing Editor, shares the details in this blog post.

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

Follow the journey of a book as it goes through the quizzing process!

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.

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