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As Christmas approaches, students will be reaching for books to get them in the festive spirit. We have searched through the archives to bring you a collection of books with Accelerated Reader quizzes that will keep your students gripped over the Christmas holidays.
This week has seen the release of quizzes for three high-profile books by best-selling authors Jacqueline Wilson, Holly Smale and Jeff Kinney.
It’s Halloween on Friday; a day of spooky frights and things that go bump in the night. While the shops are full of ghoulish sweets and children are plotting their tricks and treats, why not encourage them to pick up a book with a Halloween theme? We have scoured through the AR quizzes to pick […]
We have recently released reading practice quizzes on two series of Hi/Lo books from Axis Education. These books are carefully written for students with low reading ages, but have plot lines that will appeal to older readers. By using culturally relevant settings and situations, the books are an engaging take on daily life for students and young adults. We asked some members of our quiz editing team to give their thoughts on the series.
As well as supporting reluctant and struggling readers, Renaissance Learning is always on the lookout for new books to engage the gifted and talented readers in schools. Three recently approved quizzes from Peirene Press fall into this category.
This time last year we celebrated the arrival of Prince George of Cambridge, third in line to the throne. To mark the occasion, we blogged about our newly-released quiz on Martha Mumford’s picture book Shh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby! On Prince George’s first birthday, then, it is only fitting that we highlight Mumford’s follow-up title Happy Birthday, Royal Baby!
Kevin Brooks and Jon Klassen have been awarded the 2014 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals.
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals will be awarded next week at a ceremony in central London. Excitement is building; in the meantime we can only speculate about who might win the prestigious awards. We can’t tell you who’s going to win the awards, but we can give an insight into which books have been the most popular with students.
Jamila Gavin is the Whitbread Award-winning author of Coram Boy, among other well-known titles. Jamila was born in India and spent part of her childhood there, before moving to the UK. Many of her books are influenced by her experiences growing up, and her popular Grandpa Chatterji series is often used in classrooms as texts […]
Tom Palmer is the author of several series of books with football as a dominant theme. His stories combine other genres, like action-adventure and espionage – with sport to make for compelling reading. Following the success of the National Literacy Trust’s World Cup Toolkit in 2010, Tom is again working with the NLT in 2014 […]