Bookbuzz 2017

By Krista Culbertson, Editor

It’s that back-to-school time of the year, which means Bookbuzz books have arrived!

There’s a great variety of fiction and non-fiction books available this year at a range of book levels. Of the seventeen books going out to schools, fifteen have AR quizzes available. Two of this year’s Bookbuzz books were deemed non-quizzable. If you’re curious as to why we would be unable to quiz a book, read our blog post on what makes a book non-quizzable.

Which books are your students most excited to read? Share your Bookbuzz pictures and stories with us on Twitter at @AccReader.

 The 2017 Bookbuzz Books

Danger Is Everywhere by David O’Doherty
A handbook compiled by the fictional Dr Noel Zone for avoiding all kinds of danger – from snakes posing as toothbrushes, to sharks hiding in toilets to robots disguised as kindly grandmothers.       Book #1
AR quiz no. 228200 | MY | BL 5.1

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Tamaya and Marshall take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world.
AR quiz no. 229783 | MY | BL 5

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
They sound like the Bad Guys, look like the Bad Guys, and even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake, and Mr Shark are about to change all that by breaking 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Book #1
AR quiz no. 232209 | LY | BL 2.4

Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss
In summer 1970, Anna is travelling back to her English boarding school, but her plane never makes it home. This is an account of a hijacking based on a true story.
AR quiz no. 229185 | UY | BL 4.7

Is There a Dog in This Book? By Viviane Schwarz
Three cats think there might be a dog in this book! Children can lift the book’s flaps and turn the pages as they read to help the cats find the dog.
AR quiz no. 228612 | LY | BL 1.5


Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock
When Maya takes a photo from a London bus, she accidentally captures a scene of interest to the police. Suddenly Maya is in danger, with a dangerous criminal after her. She is sent off to her aunt’s farm in Wales, but will she even be safe there?
AR quiz no. 232006 | MY | BL 4.6

Phoenix by S.F. Said
In a galaxy where Humans and Aliens are at war, can Lucky, along with an Alien warrior girl, save the worlds?
AR quiz no. 225789 | MY | BL 4.9

The Blood Guard by Carter Roy
When Ronan Truelove’s mother reveals that she is a member of the Blood Guard, a secret society of warriors charged with protecting 36 pure souls who prevent the apocalypse, he is thrust into a world of danger and intrigue. Book #1
AR quiz no. 226511 | MY+ | BL 5

The It Girl: Superstar Geek by Katy Birchall
Anna’s life gets turned upside down when her father gets engaged to a Hollywood star. Book #1
AR quiz no. 229409 | MY | BL 5

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
Aboard the Boundless, the greatest train ever built, on its maiden voyage across Canada, teenager Will enlists the aid of a travelling circus to thwart villains on the train. The plot contains mild profanity and graphic violence.
AR quiz no. 228321 | MY | BL 5


The Croc and the Sock by Claire Evans
Croc finds a smelly sock outside his door one morning. He decides that he has to try to find its owner.
AR quiz no. 232118 | LY | BL 3

S.C.R.E.A.M.: The Mummy’s Revenge by Andrew Beasley
Billy Flint and Charley Steel travel to Edinburgh to track down a rotting, robbing Egyptian mummy that has risen from its grave. Book #1
AR quiz no. 232116 | MY | BL 5.7

The Wickford Doom by Chris Priestley
Harry and his mother are thrilled to hear that they’ve inherited Wickford Hall. But the inheritance is a cruel joke from beyond the grave, and soon Harry is facing an age-old evil that he has awoken.
AR quiz no. 228163 | MY+ | BL 4.2

Where Monsters Lie by Polly Ho-Yen
Effie begins to hunt for clues after a series of strange things start happening in her small village – including the disappearance of her mum.
AR quiz no. 230570 | MY+ | BL 5

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
After being home-schooled for years, Auggie Pullman is about to start fifth grade, but he’s worried: How will he fit into middle-school life when he looks so different from everyone else?
AR quiz no. 221728 | MY | BL 4.8

Krista Culbertson

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