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A love letter to libraries – and librarians

By Ruth Atkinson, Digital Media Executive

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!

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, Digital Media Executive

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.


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