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Books & Quizzes Blog

Season’s Readings!

By Kerry McGuire, Editorial Assistant

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’.

Book Week Scotland 2018

By Kerry McGuire, Editorial Assistant

Book Week Scotland is running from Monday 19th – Sunday 25th November. It’s a week in which people gather in libraries, workplaces and schools to get involved in all sorts of exciting literary events with Scottish authors, illustrators and poets. And this year’s theme is Rebel! The Scottish Book Trust are asking readers to vote […]

Remembering 100 years since the end of the Great War

By Krista Culbertson, Assistant Editor

Armistice Day, 11th November, marks the end of World War I in 1918. One hundred years after the war, we take the time to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made on the battlefields and at home. A member of the Content team, Lee, recently visited Ypres in Belgium, which was the site of five […]

Ghoulish books for students this Halloween

By Krista Culbertson, Assistant Editor

It’s that time of year again – where we don our pointed witches’ hats for Halloween, and crack open the most thrilling and scary reads of the year! The Content department have chosen some of their favourite spooky reads for Halloween: the ones that made our skin crawl, made us laugh, or maybe even made […]

Black History Month

By Kerry McGuire, Editorial Assistant

To mark Black History month this October, we asked our quiz writers to pick a significant book they particularly enjoyed reading and quizzing. Read on to find out what they chose!   “Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa.’ And thus begins the story of the fun and curious Anna Hibiscus. Young Anna lives with […]

Autumn Reads

By Kerry McGuire, Editorial Assistant

The evenings are starting to draw in, the leaves are getting crunchier and conkers are falling from the trees. Autumn is nearly upon us! Whether you’re a librarian looking for some inspiration for a leafy book display, or just want to get into the spirit with some seasonal books, look no further than the quiz […]

Back to School!

By Kerry McGuire, Editorial Assistant

Welcome back!  We here at Renaissance hope you’ve all had a restful summer and are ready for the Autumn term ahead. This summer in the Content team we’ve been busy writing lots of quizzes, as ever! You can read about some of our quiz writers’ summer highlights here. If you haven’t already heard, we’ve moved. […]

Summer Reading

By Kerry McGuire, Editorial Assistant

We hope you are enjoying the break so far and getting through some of those books you’ve put aside for a sunny day! Here are some books we in the Content team have enjoyed reading and quizzing over the past few weeks. We hope you and your students will enjoy these next term. Look out […]

KS2: Years 5 and 6 Non-fiction

By Kerry McGuire, Editorial Assistant

Many of you are returning to school this week after the Easter holiday (welcome back!) and you’re probably asking your pupils what they’ve been reading during their break. With SATs looming for Year 6, this could be a great time to encourage them to read some non-fiction. It is one way of getting them to […]

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