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Bookbuzz 2013

By Chris Jarosh

Over 200,000 students in approximately 1500 schools will be receiving books as part of the Bookbuzz scheme this autumn. Run by Booktrust, Bookbuzz aims to get great books into the hands of Year 7 students. Each participating student will receive one of a shortlist of books as well as a bookmark, while each school will […]

Celebrate the arrival of the royal baby with a brand new quiz

By Chris Jarosh

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the safe (if overdue) arrival of their baby boy! We have been looking forward to this exciting moment since the pregnancy was announced, so we’re thrilled with the news. What better way to celebrate a royal birth than by taking a fun quiz with Accelerated Reader? […]

Celebrate the Queen’s coronation with new quizzes

By Chris Jarosh

Last week, the Queen celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of her coronation. This follows the festivities of last summer, when the Diamond Jubilee was marked with a series of events around the UK. Publishers and authors have got into the spirit of the occasion with several recent books alluding to the Jublilee. From today, Reading Practice […]

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway winners announced

By Chris Jarosh

Sally Gardner has just been announced as the winner of the 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal for her book Maggot Moon. The Carnegie Medal was established in 1936 in memory of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who funded libraries and promoted literature. Sally Garnder has been awarded a medal and given £500 to provide books to a library […]

Great Gatsby quiz updates

By Chris Jarosh

Due to the recent release of Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, we have reviewed our quiz of the book. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tells the tragic love story of Jay Gatsby, a dashing, enigmatic millionaire who is obsessed with the elusive Daisy Buchanan. The setting is the Roaring Twenties, a period of […]

May Quiz List released

By Chris Jarosh

At the beginning of every month, we release a list of new AR quizzes. May’s list is now available to view and download. There are many great titles now available for quizzing, but to whet your appetite for fresh quizzes we’ve picked out three top Middle Years series to focus on.

Malorie Blackman is the new Children’s Laureate

By Chris Jarosh

Congratulations to Malorie Blackman, who has been announced as the new Children’s Laureate. She will hold the title for two years, during which time she says she will be hoping to see “more children reading more”. The position is appointed partly in recognition of a lifetime’s contribution to children’s literature. Malorie has written books for children of […]

Celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday with some detective stories

By Chris Jarosh

A collection of Sherlock Holmes book covers, from Rare Autumn. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s was born on this day in 1859. To celebrate his birthday, we’ve collected together some titles inspired by his famous creation, Sherlock Holmes.

New Hi/Lo series Steve Sharp available

By Chris Jarosh

“Steve was a cop. Now he works for himself. He is a hard man.” The character profile at the start of Ransom’s Steve Sharp books sets up the series well. Steve Sharp was kicked off the force and now works as a self-employed investigator. The series follows Steve’s efforts to track down missing teenager Jo […]

Emerald Star quiz available

By Chris Jarosh

We’re pleased to announce that a quiz is now available for Jacqueline Wilson’s Emerald Star. In the final book in the Hetty Feather trilogy, Hetty sets off in search for her father.  Along the way, she returns to her old home and is reunited with a childhood sweetheart.  Hetty, or Emerald as she decides to […]

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