Books & Quizzes Blog

Books on Winter Festivals for Younger Readers

By Kerry McGuire

Now that we’re well into winter, many schools across the UK will be decorating their classrooms in preparation for lots of exciting winter celebrations. This month our team have put together a list of books that allow younger readers to explore a variety of winter holidays, whatever they may celebrate at home. Check out the […]

Children’s Books on Tolerance and Anti-Bullying

By Lee Burkwood

In the week of 15-19th November, the Anti-bullying Alliance is coordinating this year’s Anti-bullying Week. Many schools across the UK will be marking this event with the theme of “One Kind Word”. In addition, on the 16th of November, the United Nations is observing the International Day of Tolerance, which is a day that aims […]

Behind the Scenes: Creating Quizzes for Accelerated Reader

By Kerry McGuire

Have you ever wondered about the work that goes into adding a quiz to Accelerated Reader? Read on for a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of the Content team and follow the new book, Happy Here: 10 Stories from Black British Authors & Illustrators, from the time the book is published to when its quiz goes live, […]

Children’s Books about Black British History

By Kerry McGuire

October is Black History Month in the UK, and to celebrate our team wanted to focus a booklist on titles specific to Black British history. Check out the list below for our favourite fiction and non-fiction, along with the books’ Accelerated Reader quiz information.   Lower Years Coming to England by Floella Benjamin, illustrated by […]

Books that will give you chills and thrills this Halloween

By Kerry McGuire

With Halloween fast approaching, our team are loving adding some spooky new titles from a diverse range of authors to Accelerated Reader. So for a bit of inspiration for your school library’s Halloween display, check out our choices along with the books’ Accelerated Reader quiz information below.       Lower Years How Many Sleeps […]

Adoptive and Foster Families in Children’s Books

By Kerry McGuire

For this month’s booklist, we’ve selected a wide range of titles focusing on children in the care system and adoptive families. Our team think these titles have done a great job of handling what can be a sensitive topic.

Awesome Graphic Novels Celebrating Asian Characters and Creators

By Kerry McGuire

We’re really enjoying adding lots of graphic novels to Accelerated Reader this summer. Over the last two months, we’ve added 65 to our system! With their shorter sentence structure and stunning illustrations, graphic novels can be a great tool for encouraging reluctant or struggling readers to pick up a book. But their engaging stories are […]

10 Graphic Novels with LGBTQ+ Characters and Themes

By Kerry McGuire

With their shorter sentence structure and stunning illustrations, graphic novels are a great tool for encouraging reluctant or struggling readers to pick up a book. So for this month’s Accelerated Reader booklist, we’ve chosen ten great graphic novels with LGBTQ+ characters or themes. Happy quizzing!      The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill MY […]

15 Children’s Books Featuring Disabled Characters

By Kerry McGuire

For this month’s booklist, our team of Quiz Writers have picked 15 of their favourite titles featuring characters with physical disabilities or sensory impairments. Each of these titles has an Accelerated Reader quiz. Lower Years Proud to be Deaf: Discover my community and my language by Ava, Lilli and Nick Beese, illustrated by Romina Martí […]

What Kids are Reading Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards: The Winners!

By Ruth Atkinson

We’ve announced the winners of our What Kids Are Reading 2021 Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards! What Kids Are Reading is the largest annual study of the reading habits and trends of students across the UK and Ireland, using data from a variety of sources including Renaissance Accelerated Reader data. Accelerated Reader is a reading practice […]

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