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Dan Freedman is the author of the bestselling Jamie Johnson series of children’s football novels.Having previously worked as a writer for the England football team, school children are immediately hooked by Dan’s experiences in the game, meaning he is a completely unique position to encourage them to achieve their dreams by increasing their literacy standards. […]
Over 200,000 students in approximately 1500 schools will be receiving books as part of the Bookbuzz scheme this autumn. Run by Booktrust, Bookbuzz aims to get great books into the hands of Year 7 students. Each participating student will receive one of a shortlist of books as well as a bookmark, while each school will […]
Born talking – almost! – Julia was often in trouble for ‘telling stories’. After a degree in English and Drama at Manchester University she taught in secondary schools and started writing when her own children urged her to ‘write about kids like us.’ Her Time-Travelling Cat series dramatises history and helps teachers deliver the curriculum. […]
Chris Bradford is the author of the hugely popular Young Samurai series. In writing the series, Chris researched everything from samurai swordsmanship to ninjutsu in the most practical way possible: he learned the skills himself. An avid martial artist, he names his samurai sword as his most treasured possession. The Young Samurai stories are set […]
The epic Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan has now been made available for AR quizzing. This series is one of the great epics of the fantasy genre, with 14 books published over two decades (the final three being completed by Brandon Sanderson following Jordan’s death). It had been requested by customers, so we […]
Every book shortlisted for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal has a reading practice quiz available for Accelerated Reader. The shortlist was announced on 18 March. The winner will be revealed on Monday 23 June.
Every book shortlisted for the 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal has a reading practice quiz available for Accelerated Reader. The shortlist was announced on 18 March. The winner will be revealed on Monday 23 June.
As schools mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, they will be thinking of ways to incorporate reading about the war into the history curriculum. Libraries will be focusing on the subject as it is in the news over the course of the year. To help with this, we have pulled together some […]
Eight of the 2014 World Book Day books are available for quizzing with Accelerated Reader. Additionally, the Irish edition by Mary Arrigan is also available. We regret that two of the books, Fun with the Worst Witch and Little Book Day Parade have been deemed non-quizzable.
A new format for Literacy Skills (LS) quizzes has been created for Accelerated Reader, which will allow more quizzes to be made available. The new LS Quiz item banks have 24 or 30 items; previously they had 36 or 60 items. Students will still be able to take an LS quiz up to three times […]