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What Kids are Reading Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards Longlist

By Lee Burkwood

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 programme allowing students to take comprehension quizzes on books they’ve read. Last year, we added […]

10 Brilliant Books Featuring Autistic Characters

By Kerry McGuire

Happy World Autism Awareness Week! Take a look at 10 children’s books featuring autistic characters, along with their Accelerated Reader quiz information. Lower Years A Friend For Henry by Jenn Bailey Quiz # 240000 | BL 2.4 | Chronicle Books Henry would like to find a friend at school, but finds making friends difficult. His efforts […]

Quiz Writers’ Highlights from 2020

By Lee Burkwood

As 2020 draws to a close, we asked the quiz writers to choose some of their favourite books they’ve quizzed this year!

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

By Lee Burkwood

It’s Earth Day’s 50th anniversary! In this blog, Lee shares some some great fiction and non-fiction titles that are sure to get kids exploring issues around climate change and the Earth.

Business (not quite) as usual in the Content Team

By Ruth Atkinson

In these unprecedented times of COVID-19 and working from home, we have had to make some changes to our quiz writing process. Cecelia, our Managing Editor, shares the details in this blog post.

Renaissance goes back to school!

By Ruth Atkinson

With kids across the country starting or returning to school this week, here at Renaissance we thought we’d take a look back at some of the books we loved as children – and dig up our old school photos!

Who’s afraid of the big, bad, digital library?

By James Willats

Have you ever explored the idea of utilising a digital library? In this blog post, we’re exploring some of the benefits of a digital library and how these can help to overcome barriers that libraries are facing today.

A love letter to libraries – and librarians

By Ruth Atkinson

Here at Renaissance, we love libraries, and we love librarians. Read about the benefits of school libraries, and why we should be working hard to save them!

Celebrating Women in Sport

By Ruth Atkinson

With the Women’s World Cup well underway in Paris, take a look at these books that cover a diverse range of fantastic sportswomen to inspire your young readers!


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