Picture books and top requests among new Accelerated Reader quizzes

By Chris Jarosh

Several top titles have been quizzed recently for Accelerated Reader. Some highly-requested titles have been made available for quizzing, including books by Chris Bradford and Derek Landy, as well as a range of great picture books for Lower Years readers. In addition, the popular non-fiction Dream to Win series from Franklin Watts has been updated with books about Tom Daley, Mo Farah and Ellie Simmonds.

Highly-requested Titles

Book covers for Bodyguard: Hostage and Last Stand of Dead Men

Bodyguard: Hostage and Last Stand of Dead Men were highly requested for quizzing.

Bodyguard: Hostage is the first in a new series of books from Chris Bradford. Recruited into the ranks of a covert young bodyguard squad, 14-year-old Connor Reeves embarks on a rigorous close protection course. But when the US President summons Connor to protect his teenage daughter, Connor’s training is put to the test.

Bodyguard: Hostage | Puffin | 978-0-14-134005-0 | MY | BL 6.3 | Quiz #224729

Derek Landy’s eighth Skulduggery Pleasant book is Last Stand of Dead Men. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the other Dead Men if they’re going to maintain the balance of power. Can they get to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making? Book #8

Last Stand of Dead Men | HarperCollins | 978-0-00-748921-3 | MY | BL 4.6 | Quiz #225201

Picture Books

Book covers for Dog Loves Counting, Ghost in the House, and How to Train a Train

Dog Loves Counting is by Louise Yates. Dog loves his books so much that he can’t put them down long enough to go to bed. His friends help him count his way to sleep.

Dog Loves Counting | Jonathan Cape | 978-0-85755-015-6 | LY | BL 2.5 | Quiz #225654

In Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette, a little ghost goes slip-sliding down the hallway. Then he suddenly hears a groan. It’s only a friendly mummy, who goes with the ghost, until they encounter a monster. As the cautious explorers continue, they find a surprise at every turn.

Ghost in the House | Walker Books | 978-1-4063-4807-1 | LY | BL 2.9 | Quiz #225652

In Jason Carter Easton’s How to Train a Train, a railway enthusiast gives the secret to everything you need to know about finding, keeping and training your very own pet train.

How to Train a Train | Walker Books | 978-1-4063-5078-4 | LY | BL 3.0 | Quiz #225657

Sweet Hearts

Book covers for Sweet Hearts by Jo Cotterill

Jo Cotterill’s Sweet Hearts series tells coming-of-age stories of romance about teenagers with particular talents. In the first book, Star Crossed, Fliss finds herself acting opposite her dream man in Romeo and Juliet. Other books feature dancing, modelling, ice skating and diving. These Middle Years books, published by Red Fox, have Book Levels between 3.7 and 4.6.

Edge, Dream to Win Non-Fiction titles by Roy Apps

Book covers for Edge Dream to Win series Tom Daley, Ellie Simmonds and Mo Farah

Ellie Simmonds tells the story of Ellie’s early years and the key events that led up to her winning two swimming gold medlas at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Ellie Simmonds | Franklin Watts | 978-1-4451-2231-1 | MY | BL 4.8 | Quiz #225505

Mo Farah tells of Mo’s early years and the key events that led up to him becoming an Olympic Champion and the UK’s greatest ever 5,000 and 10,000 metres distance runner.

Mo Farah | Franklin Watts | 978-1-4451-1833-8 | MY | BL 4.8 | Quiz #225506

Tom Daley is the story of Tom Daley’s early years and the key events that led up to him becoming a World Champion and a diving medalist at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Tom Daley | Franklin Watts | 978-1-4451-1834-5 | MY | BL 5.2 | Quiz #225508

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