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Books & Quizzes Blog

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!

Celebrate World Autism Awareness Week with a great book!

By Lee Burkwood,

This week is World Autism Awareness Week. We’ve picked out some great fiction and non-fiction titles for all interest levels that are sure to get kids exploring issues around autism.

So… why is ‘Mr Greedy’ as hard to read as ‘Of Mice and Men’?

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

In this blog post, we explain Accelerated Reader book levels, how they’re decided, and why they sometimes seem surprising!

AR quizzes for the World Book Day books are live!

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

We are delighted to announce that all twelve of the £1 World Book Day 2019 books – plus one which is only available in Ireland – are now available to quiz on Accelerated Reader. Find the quiz information in this blog!

WKAR Quiz Writers’ Choice Award nominees for 2019!

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Here at Renaissance, we’re getting excited for next week’s launch of our annual What Kids Are Reading report!

LGBT History Month

By Alex Halcoussis, Editorial Assistant

This February marks LGBT History Month. To celebrate, we’ve picked out some great fiction and non-fiction books for all interest levels that are sure to get kids exploring LGBT history and issues.

School Library Pack 2019

By Alex Halcoussis, Editorial Assistant

BookTrust’s free School Library Pack, funded partly by Arts Council England, contains forty books – and 39 of them have AR quizzes! This blog tells you more about the School Library Pack and our take on the books inside.

Season’s Readings!

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

The countdown to Christmas has begun and, as ever, we’d like to share with you some of our favourite Christmas reads with recently published quizzes, to get your students in the mood for their upcoming break. We are feeling very festive here in the Renaissance office; check out some of the Content team sporting our cheesy […]

World War One Warriors

By Linda Dixon,

In this guest post, one of the UK’s first users of Renaissance Accelerated Reader talks about both the impact the programme had motivating reluctant readers and encouraging reading for pleasure – as well as her new book, ‘World War One Warriors’.

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