Accelerated Reader Books

  • EIK2 10 years +

    Letters from the Lighthouse (Paperback)

    Emma Carroll

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    This wartime novel for children aged 8 and over finds an evacuee delivering the post for her curmudgeonly guardian. Olivia likes to think these letters are secret messages and missives...

    Sent to the Devon coast, the siblings are desperate to be helpful but then they come across a strange coded note that might just link their missing older sister Sukie to Devon and something dark and dangerous.
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  • TDG2 7 years +

    Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon (Paperback)

    Cressida Cowell

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    This is the first of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs and is the book that inspired the first hit film from Dreamworks. Hiccup may now be considered an awesome sword-fighter and the greatest Viking Hero to have ever lived, but he didn't always have this reputation....

    As a child, he wasn't popular nor good at sports and he struggled to make himself heard. But things began to change when he found Toothless, a dragon that quickly became his best friend - a stark contrast to the fearsome dragon enemies he'd grown up believing in...

    Written by Cressida Cowell and suitable for readers aged 7 and over, Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon is the first book in a series full of action, adventure and laugh-out-loud fun.
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  • HGW2 5 years +

    The Huge Bag of Worries (Paperback)

    Virginia Ironside

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    Virginia Ironside is an experienced agony aunt, so she's well qualified to tackle the kinds of anxieties affecting children.

    At the centre of this story is Jenny, a normally happy girl who finds she's being followed everywhere by a huge blue bag full of worries. It's not until a kind woman helps Jenny sort out the problems that the bag and the worries start to disappear.

    The Huge Bag of Worries is a sensitive and thoughtful book with a helpful message.
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  • CJH2 9 years +

    Running on the Roof of the World (Paperback)

    Jess Butterworth

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    This adventure-filled book is set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India and follows 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam on a story of love, hope and survival.

    Tibet is occupied by Chinese soldiers and Tash has to follow many rules to survive. But when her parents are seized by soldiers, Tash realises that she must break the rules.

    In an attempt to escape Tibet, Tash and Sam seek the help of the Dalai Lama in India. They take a backpack full of Tash's father's mysterious papers and two trusty yaks on an extraordinary journey across the mountains.
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  • BNL2 4 years +

    The Lion Inside (Paperback)

    Rachel Bright

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    From the creator of the known and loved Bright Side lifestyle brand, Rachel Bright, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes a feelgood rhyming story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion. Perfect for fans of Giraffes Can't Dance this stylish book from two contemporary stars really is something to shout about - it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime. 'A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed.' Parents in Touch 'Captivating.' Books for Keeps 'A delight to read over and over again.' WRD 'Field is on top form ... readers will feel carried along by his visual and comedic generosity.' Publishers Weekly
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  • BQQ2 9 years +

    The Midnight Gang (Paperback)

    David Walliams

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    Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning...

    Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting...

    You'll want to join the Midnight Gang after reading this heart-warming story by the one and only David Walliams.
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  • CGI2 5 years +

    Frankie's Magic Football: Olympic Flame Chase (Paperback)

    Frank Lampard

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    A fantastic series for 5+ readers combining magic and football, by superstar footballer Frank Lampard. Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. Frankie and his friends are at their school sports day when the magic football sends them back through time, to the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece! The team join in, but the mischievous god Hermes is causing chaos... and when they accidentally bring Hermes back with them, their own sports day might be ruined too. How will Frankie stop Hermes before the Games are ruined for ever? Features inside printing with a message from Frank Lampard, and collector cards to cut out and keep.
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  • AVP2 12 years +

    See You in the Cosmos (Paperback)

    Jack Cheng

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    'I haven't read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder' Jennifer Niven An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy's quest for family and home. All eleven-year old Alex wants is to launch his iPod into space. With a series of audio recordings, he will show other lifeforms out in the cosmos what life on Earth, his Earth, is really like. But for a boy with a long-dead dad, a troubled mum, and a mostly-not-around brother, Alex struggles with the big questions. Where do I come from? Who's out there? And, above all, How can I be brave? Determined to find the answers, Alex sets out on a remarkable road trip that will turn his whole world upside down . . . For fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jack Cheng's debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.
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  • AVJ2 4 years +

    We're All Wonders (Paperback)

    RJ Palacio

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    I know I can't change the way I look. But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see . . . Wonder is the unforgettable story of August Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. With over 5 million copies sold, Wonder is a true modern classic, a life-changing read, and has inspired kindness and acceptance in countless readers. Now younger readers can discover the Wonder message with this gorgeous picture book, starring Auggie and his dog Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio. With spare, powerful text and richly-imagined illustrations, We're All Wonders shows readers what it's like to live in Auggie's world - a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he's not always seen that way. We're All Wonders taps into every child's longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It's the perfect way for families and teachers to talk about empathy, difference and kindness with young children.
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  • AUI2 7 years +

    Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks (Paperback)

    Kes Gray

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    Kes Gray's Daisy is a popular and mischievous character and in this book she's getting into more trouble than eve before.

    When Daisy's best friend Gabby turns up at her house with the most awesome water-squirting micro-scooter, Daisy decides she needs one as well. Unfortunately, they cost a LOT of money.

    To afford it, Daisy and Gabby hatch a marvellous money-making plan...
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  • BCQ2 9 years +

    A Place Called Perfect (Paperback)

    Helena Duggan

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    Although it's called Perfect, Violet finds her hometown anything but... Everyone is wearing special glasses to stop them going blind, there are strange noises in the night and her mum is acting very strangely. And then her dad disappears.

    Violet is determined to uncover the truth and teams up with a boy called Boy in a battle to return normality to Perfect. But this isn't as easy as it seems.

    This curiously creepy story will delight readers of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman.
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  • NNS2 7 years +

    The 91-Storey Treehouse (Paperback)

    Andy Griffiths

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    Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 91-Storey Treehouse is the seventh book in the hilarious series about two boys and their always awesome and ever-expanding treehouse.

    Told in a combination of text and cartoon illustrations, the duo have now expanded it to 91 storeys. The 13 new levels include everything from the world's most powerful whirlpool to a mashed-potato and gravy train and a human pinball machine.

    There's also a giant spider web (with a giant spider) and the chance o have your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all. Finally, will you dare push the big, red button?
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  • CFQ2 5 years +

    Early Reader: Belinda and the Bears go to School (Paperback)

    Kaye Umansky

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    A brand new red Early Reader about Belinda and the Bears' day at school, from bestselling author, Kaye Umansky, and illustrator, Chris Jevons. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. There are two cottages in Honeybear Lane. One has a green door, and one has a blue door. Behind the green door lives Belinda. Behind the blue door live . . . The Three Bears! It's time for Baby Bear to go to school. Can Belinda help him learn all about making new friends, sharing and having fun?
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  • BOZ2 5 years +

    Early Reader: Monstar's Messy School Day (Paperback)

    Steve Cole

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    A brand-new red full colour Early Reader story from ASTROSAURS author and DOCTOR WHO script writer, Steve Cole, about the lovable pet Monstar and her first day at school. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. She's green. She's fluffy. She's . . . MONSTAR! Jen and Jon are bringing Monstar to school for the day - and she's so excited! But they had better hope their teacher is ready for her - as there's classroom chaos is in store for everyone. A delightful, heart-warming Early Reader story from Steve Cole, author of the ASTROSAURS books, and a talented DOCTOR WHO script writer. With full colour artwork on every page by award-winning illustrator Pete Williamson, who has illustrated for Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.
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  • AAI2 4 years +

    Baby Dinosaur Can Play (Paperback)

    Jay Dale

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    This Red book-banded early reader follows a dinosaur who want to have some fun. It has engaging and contemporary content and will help any child improve their vocabulary and reading fluency.
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  • EGV2 7 years +

    The 78-Storey Treehouse (Paperback)

    Andy Griffiths

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    Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's Treehouse series is all about friends called Andy and Terry who have incredible adventures in their wacky treehouse.

    Full of zest and wicked humour, this sixth book in the series finds the treehouse extended to 78 storeys and it now includes a drive-thru car wash, an ALL-BALL sports stadium and open-air cinema.

    This very exciting and zany story will appeal to reluctant readers and have so many children laughing out loud.
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  • BJX2 10 years +

    Prisoner of Ice and Snow (Paperback)

    Ruth Lauren

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    Valor is under arrest for the attempted murder of the crown prince. Her parents are outcasts from the royal court, her sister is banished for theft of a national treasure, and now Valor has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Demidova, a prison built from stone and ice. But that's exactly where she wants to be. For her sister was sent there too, and Valor embarks on an epic plan to break her out from the inside. No one has escaped from Demidova in over three hundred years, and if Valor is to succeed she will need all of her strength, courage and love. If the plan fails, she faces a chilling fate worse than any prison ... An unforgettable story of sisterhood, valour and rebellion, Prisoner of Ice and Snow will fire you up and melt your heart all at once. Perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell, Piers Torday and Cathryn Constable.
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  • AXY2 8 years +

    Mum Never Did Learn to Knock (Paperback)

    Cathy Hopkins

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    A moving tale of laughter and loss from bestselling Cathy Hopkins. Emily and her Dad have been on their own since her mum left. But Emily has a secret: she still sees her mum, and people are beginning to worry about her. Because Emily's mum isn't coming back...But as her friendship with Mark starts to develop into something more, can Emily find the strength to start letting go? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • BLW2 10 years +

    Stargazing for Beginners (Paperback)

    Jenny McLachlan

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    Science geek Meg is left to look after her little sister for ten days after her free-spirited mum leaves suddenly to follow up yet another of her Big Important Causes. But while Meg may understand how the universe was formed, baby Elsa is a complete mystery to her. And Mum's disappearance has come at the worst time: Meg is desperate to win a competition to get the chance to visit NASA headquarters, but to do this she has to beat close rival Ed. Can Meg pull off this double life of caring for Elsa and following her own dreams? She'll need a miracle of cosmic proportions ... Fans fell in love with the warmth, wit, romance and fierce friendships in Flirty Dancing, Love Bomb, Sunkissed and Star Struck, and Stargazing for Beginners has all that and galaxies more. This is the best kind of real-life fiction - with big themes and irresistible characters, it goes straight to your heart.
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  • AXW2 9 years +

    The Beautiful Game (Paperback)

    Alan Gibbons

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    At an Old Trafford game, Lennie hears Man U fans chanting about Hillsborough. Enraged, he joins in with a retaliatory chant about the Munich Disaster of '58. Appalled, his dad and granddad take Lennie on a whistlestop tour of the dark side of the beautiful game. Dad and Grandad know only too well the human cost of fan violence and official negligence, having experience racism in football fandom and survived the Hillsborough disaster.Interwoven with lots of facts about the history of football, the great disasters of the twentieth century and the black footballers who blazed a trail in the UK, this book is ideal to engage reluctant reading football fans. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • ATB2 10 years +

    The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Straight Outta Nerdsville (Paperback)

    Ben Davis

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    Too old for wimpy kid? Meet Joe Cowley! Blog! You have NO IDEA how happy I am right now. I'm smiling so much, I look like The Joker in a wind tunnel. GET A LOAD OF THIS: - Harry, Ad, Greeny, and me are living in our own flat, right in the heart of the city. I know, amazing! We're city-slicking, hard-hustling, good-timing, not-even-missing-our-mummies-one-little-bit city boys. - The Sound Experience are about to sign a major recording contract and as their manager I intend to shake the music industry to its core with my unconventional approach. - AND I'm dating a cool older girl, who is totally into my sophisticated city-boy charm. Big things are happening! The Tammerstone Massive are keeping it real and living it large. Fame, fortune, and fast cars await ...it definitely won't end in failure, fiasco, or fighting ...The fourth book about the unstoppable, unfathomable, and unbelievable Joe Cowley, in a series being hailed as Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Inbetweeners. Perfect for anyone who loves to laugh at others misfortune on YouTube or Instagram and packed with masses of illustrations and doodles by top illustrator Mike Lowery.
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  • BNV2 5 years +

    Rainbow Magic: Olympia the Games Fairy (Paperback)

    Daisy Meadows

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    Can Kirsty and Rachel help Olympia the Games Fairy do her job by getting her magical objects back from Jack Frost?
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  • BNQ2 5 years +

    Rainbow Magic Beginner Reader: The Fairy Treasure Hunt (Paperback)

    Daisy Meadows

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    Learning to read is fun with the Rainbow Magic Fairies! Developed in conjunction with Early Years reading consultants and based on the most up-to-date educational research, the Rainbow Magic Beginner Readers are the perfect way to introduce your child to the magical world of reading.
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  • EKE2 5 years +

    Spaceships and Rockets (Hardback)

    DK

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    DK Reads Rockets and Spaceships is part of DK's three-level reading scheme to get kids reading and learn how to read at home. At the "Beginning to read" level, DK Reads Rockets and Spaceships is ideal for children beginning to read for meaning, decoding and recognising words. Blast into space with the latest and greatest rockets and spaceships. Watch a rocket roar into the sky, explore all kinds of space vehicles, and find out what it's really like to ride a rocket. Levelled into stages, DK Reads is to designed to help every child progress their reading skills and become a confident reader. With engaging stories, exciting images and interactive elements, including recipes, questions, diary entries and more, this series appeals directly to kids.
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