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Why do some book levels seem so anomalous?

By Cecelia Powell, Managing Editor

In the first in a series of Frequently Asked Questions, we’re looking at one of the most common causes for enquiries from customers: book levels. How can it be that a chunky 300-page novel has the same book level as a picture book? Managing Editor Cecelia Powell explains why these apparent anomalies are actually demonstrations of the accuracy of the ATOS formula.

Quiz now available: The Screaming Staircase

A Reading Practice quiz is now available for the first book in the brand new Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud. Published by Doubleday, part of the Random House group, The Screaming Staircase is a modern ghost story. Although set in contemporary England, the book has a rustic feel evoking the mystery of Victorian […]

Michael Morpurgo Collections

Celebrate Michael Morpurgo Month this November with a range of popular titles from one of Britain’s most prolific children’s authors. Morpurgo’s books regularly top charts of children’s favourite books, and his 70th birthday is being marked with a special month of celebrations highlighting the popularity and breadth of his work. We have pulled together some […]

Rebecca Stead wins Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

Congratulations to Rebecca Stead, who has won the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her book Liar & Spy impressed the judges with its sensitive depiction of teenagers facing difficult situations in life.

Full Flight Thrills and Spills series available for Accelerated Reader

The latest series of Full Flight titles from Badger Learning have just been made available for Accelerated Reader. Full Flight Thrills and Spills is a series of ten stories for struggling and reluctant readers. Packed with intrigue, mystery and peril, these books are written specifically to engage students with reading ages below their chronological age. […]

A selection of recently quizzed Lower Years books

Some excellent books for Lower Years readers have recently been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. A range of books from reading schemes, picture books, early chapter books and non-fiction titles are available, with more being released each week. We’ve picked out a small selection of recent quizzes for this age range to whet your appetite – […]

Dangerous Games series quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Dangerous Games from Rising Stars is a high interest / low reading level series specifically aimed at struggling and reluctant readers. Written by Sue Graves, the books tell the adventures of Sima, Tom and Kojo as they test and develop computer games. Nothing ever goes to plan for the gang as their games quickly descend […]

Announcing the Jamie Johnson Quizzing Week

We are pleased to announce that October 21st – 25th will be a Jamie Johnson Quizzing Week for AR schools. Students reading any of Dan Freedman’s Jamie Johnson books during that week will be entered into a prize draw if their school is registered for the week. A range of excellent prizes is up for […]

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Roald Dahl’s books have amused and entertained a whole generation of children. Some of them have been made into blockbuster films; many of his characters have become cultural icons. To celebrate Roald Dahl Day (his birthday), we have taken a look at the enduring popularity of his books.

Popular titles just quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Three highly-requested titles have just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. One of this week’s new releases is Ally Kennen’s Midnight Pirates. Ally recently took part in an event at Renaissance Learning, where we took the opportunity to interview her. Find out what she enjoys and doesn’t enjoy about being an author, hear her advice for […]


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