Books & Quizzes Blog - Page 7
A raft of books from popular authors has just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Demon Dentist by David Walliams has been in high demand among teachers and librarians, while new Barrington Stoke books from Chris Bradford and Tom Palmer will be instant hits with ninja- and football-loving struggling and reluctant readers. Andy Robb’s witty Geekhood […]
It’s nearly Christmas! Whether that fills you with anticipation or dread, you’ll doubtless be finding that with only a month to go Christmas seems to be everywhere. Is your library or classroom set up for the festive season, though? If you haven’t yet pulled out the trees and tinsel, these collections will help you to […]
The team of quiz writers and editors working on Accelerated Reader quizzes read an awful lot of books. From time to time, a particular book or series stands out from the crowd as deserving of special mention. These are books that have been a pleasure to work on, and which we feel will be a […]
We add new books to the Accelerated Reader quiz list every week. This week we have released a number of quizzes on books in the action-adventure and survival genres; in this post we focus on a few new releases from popular authors and hotly-requested books now available for quizzing.
We quiz a large number of books in Lower Years reading series. One popular series is Hopscotch, published by Franklin Watts. Quizzes for seven of these books have been released in the last week, including stories about pirates, ancient heroes and brutish Vikings. Details of the newly-quizzed books are below, but you can search for […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]