Demon Dentist and other top titles quizzed for AR

By Chris Jarosh

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 will amuse anyone who remembers being 14 years old as well as those who are 14. Full details of Interest Levels and Book Levels for these and other titles follow.

Books from popular authors recently quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Demon Dentist, from David Walliams, has had more quiz requests than any other book. Children put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they wake up to find a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil is at work. But who or what was behind it?

Demon Dentist | HarperCollins Children’s Books | 978-0-00-745356-6 | MY | BL 4.8 | Quiz #225238

In Geekhood: Close Encounters of a Girl Kind, Andy Robb explores the difficulties faced by a fourteen-year-old geek. When a Beautiful Girl appears on Archie’s radar, he embarks on a Daring Quest to win her that sees him question who he really is.

In Geekhood: Close Encounters | Stripes | 978-1-84715-231-2 | UY | BL 5.2 | Quiz #224537

Ill Wind is the first in a new series from Rachel Caine. Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin tries to outrun accusations of corruption and murder, and seeks the help of Lewis, the most powerful Warden, who is also on the run from the World Council.

Ill Wind | Allison & Busby | 978-0-7490-1036-2 | UY | BL 5.1 | Quiz #224566

Ninja: Death Touch is the second Ninja book by Chris Bradford. Taka is now a black belt and is learning the lethal arts of the ninja. He will need these skills to protect his clan. Lord Oda has sworn to destroy all ninja. As Oda’s samurai army marches on the village, Taka must fight once more.

Ninja: Death Touch | Barrington Stoke | 978-1-78112-210-5 | MY | BL 4.2 | Quiz #225244

In Secret FC by Tom Palmer, a group of friends return to school after the holidays to find that their new Head Teacher has banned ball games in the playground. The friends are desperate to find a way to keep the game alive.

The World of Norm: May Require Batteries | Barrington Stoke | 978-1-78112-241-9 | MY | BL 3.6 | Quiz #225246

The World of Norm: May Require Batteries is the fourth Norm book from Jonathan Meres. In this book, Norm gets a job as a paper boy so he can save up to buy an iPad.

The World of Norm: May Require Batteries | Orchard | 978-1-4083-2614-5 | MY | BL 3.7 | Quiz #225075

Posted on 28 November 2013 at 2:04 pm
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