Accelerated Readers

Accelerated Reader is a widely used computer program to help students and teachers gauge the level at which children can read independently. Children choose their own book, from the vast selection available from Renaissance, and take a quiz on the computer to show that they have correctly understood the contents of the book. The results of the quiz allow the teacher to guide the child towards books which, while stretching their ability, will also be comfortably within their reach and of interest so they keep reading.

Children that are forced to read when they have no interest in the material being read quickly lose enthusiasm for reading. One of the key features of Accelerated Reader titles is that children are guided to books that they will find challenging by their ZPD level but without constricting them to a particular topic, genre or set of characters.

When a book is finished, your child can log onto the Accelerated Reader website and take a short quiz about the book.  Depending on the complexity of the book and the age of the child 5, 10 or 20 multiple choice questions reposed to determine the degree to which the child understood the book.  Younger children can have books read to them and answer questions, with help reading them perhaps, although the caregiver should avoid answering the question for the child. The quizzes aren't designed to test memory – it's perfectly fine to check an answer in the book before submitting a response.


Hunchback of Notre Dame

Presenting the classic tale of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame - brought vividly to life in graphic novel form! Simple text is combined with exciting artwork to help less confident readers e..

ATOS Book Level: 2.4

Point Level: 0.5

£7.99 £3.99 Ex Tax: £3.99

The Ants and the Grasshopper, Narrated by the Fanciful But Truthful Grasshopper

 Why wasn't the grasshopper preparing for winter like the industrious ants were? The grasshopper himself treats readers to HIS side of this classic Aesop's fable in a first-person narrative that ..

ATOS Book Level: 2.9

Point Level: 0.5

£4.99 £2.50 Ex Tax: £2.50

Beware of Bears!

Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut. Join this quirky Stone Age family on a night fishing adventure. Tall Cousin and Pod h..

ATOS Book Level: 3.1

Point Level: 0.5

£4.99 £2.50 Ex Tax: £2.50

Three...Two...One...Blastoff

Molly's class is going on a field trip to the Space Science Centre, but Molly thinks they'll be blasting off into outer space. Everyone tries to tell Molly that the trip won't involve visiting outer s..

ATOS Book Level: 3.2

Point Level: 0.5

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

Top Secret Author Visit

When a famous author visits Molly's class, Molly is bound and determined to find out his big secret - you know, the secret to being a rich, famous author. Molly tries inventing a special mind-controll..

ATOS Book Level: 3.2

Point Level: 0.5

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

A Greyhound of a Girl

This title is not suitable for primary age children due to inappropriate content.

12 year old Mary's beloved grandmother is near the end of her life. Letting go is hard - until Granny's long-dead mammy appears. Her ghost has returned to help her dying daughter say goodbye to the on..

ATOS Book Level: 3.3

Point Level: 4.0

£6.99 £3.50 Ex Tax: £3.50

Escape from Haunted Treasure Island

 The Nearly Fearless Monkey Pirates sail to a secret treasure island where they come face to face with pirate ghosts! Will they escape or will they walk the haunted plank? Created with young read..

ATOS Book Level: 3.3

Point Level: 0.5

£4.99 £2.50 Ex Tax: £2.50

Escape From the Pop-up Prison

 Destroyer of Evil, Champion of Good, Full-time Librarian. Enter the Library of Doom, where the librarians exploits merge heart-pounding tales for less-confident readers with high quality illustr..

ATOS Book Level: 3.3

Point Level: 0.5

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

Giant Problem

 The League of Enchanted Heroes chase a giant all the way out of Anotherland and into the real world. They must catch him before he attacks innocent people, but all their magic powers have gone.H..

ATOS Book Level: 3.3

Point Level: 0.5

£5.99 £2.99 Ex Tax: £2.99

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