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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, Assistant Editor

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, Assistant Editor

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, Assistant Editor

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, Assistant Editor

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, Assistant Editor

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 […]

Hoppy Easter from the Content Team!

By Krista Culbertson, Assistant Editor

Easter is nearly here, which means chocolates, eggs, chocolate eggs and a four-day weekend – one perfect for reading! Spring is a great time for your students to pick up their favourite bunny books or to try something new. We’ve picked out a few Easter and Spring titles quizzed on AR for Primary School students. […]

International Women’s Day 2018

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

With International Women’s Day coming up this Thursday the 8th of March, we thought it was time to highlight a selection of books with Accelerated Reader quizzes, written by females and (most importantly) about females. You’ll find below a mixture of new publications as well as some older favourites. You’re probably aware that the theme […]

The 2018 Quiz Writers’ Choice Award winners revealed!

By Krista Culbertson, Assistant Editor

2018’s What Kids Are Reading event was a smashing success. We celebrated 10 years of our What Kids Are Reading report, which looks at the reading habits of school children. Also at the event, the two winners of the Quiz Writers’ Choice Award were announced. We had two astounding and very different winners this year. […]

WKAR Quiz Writers’ Award nominees for 2018!

By Krista Culbertson, Assistant Editor

Each year, the What Kids Are Reading report shows us the book-reading habits of students across the United Kingdom. We can see which books are most popular in every year group, and which are the most highly rated by students. Sometimes, though, the most exciting new books don’t reach the top of the list in […]


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