Picture books and top requests among new Accelerated Reader quizzes
By Ruth Atkinson
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.
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
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
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
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
|Posted on||16 January 2014 at 1:18 pm|
|Tagged with||Chris Bradford, Derek Landy, Quiz Updates