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So… why is ‘Mr Greedy’ as hard to read as ‘Of Mice and Men’?

By Ruth Atkinson

In this blog post, we explain Accelerated Reader book levels, how they’re decided, and why they sometimes seem surprising!

LGBT History Month

By Ruth Atkinson

This February marks LGBT History Month. To celebrate, we’ve picked out some great fiction and non-fiction books for all interest levels that are sure to get kids exploring LGBT history and issues.

School Library Pack 2019

By Ruth Atkinson

BookTrust’s free School Library Pack, funded partly by Arts Council England, contains forty books – and 39 of them have AR quizzes! This blog tells you more about the School Library Pack and our take on the books inside.

World War One Warriors

By Ruth Atkinson

In this guest post, one of the UK’s first users of Renaissance Accelerated Reader talks about both the impact the programme had motivating reluctant readers and encouraging reading for pleasure – as well as her new book, ‘World War One Warriors’.

BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2017

By Lee Burkwood

We in the Content team have been enjoying quizzing many books featured on the BookTrust’s Great Books Guide. So far, over 20 books from this year’s guide have been quizzed – with more to come. The BookTrust chose titles they believe will “make children laugh and cry” as well as “inform and hopefully inspire and […]

We’ve now quizzed 30,000 books on Accelerated Reader!

By Gareth Andrews

We are always growing the number of quizzes available to customers on an ever-expanding variety of titles. These 30,000 books quizzed for Renaissance Accelerated Reader™ cover both fiction and non-fiction titles in each of our four interest levels (Lower Years, Middle Years, Middle Years+ and Upper Years). They range from the early picture books such as Fusspot Bill to classics like War and Peace, which is still the longest book on AR.

Introducing Middle Years+

By Ruth Atkinson

The Content team is thrilled to introduce a new feature to better inform teachers and librarians using Renaissance Accelerated Reader as to whether a book is suitable for a particular reader. So, henceforward there will be a fourth Interest Level listing, which will slot in between Middle Years and Upper Years, and will be known as Middle Years+, age 12 and above.

Quiz Release Update

By Ruth Atkinson

Good news! Software maintenance is now complete, and quizzes from the last 6 weeks have been released. You can now search for these on AR BookFinder. An up-to-date quiz list will be available the first week of October. Happy quizzing!

Quiz release delay

By Ruth Atkinson

Unfortunately, due to essential software maintenance, we have been unable to release new quizzes. There will be no August quiz list. All new quizzes will show in the September quiz list. We will keep you updated. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Why can’t quizzes be available straight away?

By Ruth Atkinson

The posters have gone up on the bus shelters. The pre-order has been made. The book has dropped on the doormat. The student has read it from cover to cover in a few hours. He has logged into Accelerated Reader and… there isn’t a quiz available yet.


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