Accelerated Reader Books

  • BJX2 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
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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.
  • BLW2 10 years +
    10 years +
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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.
  • ATB2 10 years +
    10 years +
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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.
  • EIC2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Sea is the first book in Sarah Driver's The Huntress trilogy, a fantasy series that will delight fans of Frances Hardinge, Philip Pullman and Eva Ibbotson.

    Fire spirits dance and ripple in the sky but now Da is missing, Sparrow is in danger and there's a cold creeping across Trianukka... This is an incredible combination of fantasy and adventure.
  • CAA2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    When Drew's little brother Martin digs up a bone in the back garden, Drew isn't worried at first. He thinks it's just a dog's bone. But when Martin finds more bones, he realizes they make a hand. To begin with it feels like an adventure, but then the bones seem to move from where Drew leaves them, and someone is writing him spooky messages. It turns out there is a body of a soldier from the Civil War buried in Drew's back garden, but the hand is from someone smaller, a soldier boy who won't rest until Drew and Martin bury his bones again.On Target is original fiction by leading authors written to appeal to the reluctant reader
  • XAF2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Loki, the god of mischief, is Thor's troublesome adopted brother. Their father Odin (ruler of the Viking gods), orders the quarrelsome siblings to tame the violent Giants once and for all together. But what Loki and Thor find in their series of adventures puts them in conflict with each other as well as with the giants. And in the land of Utgard, a mysterious place made from magic and illusion, Thor must trust his magic-wielding and misbehaving brother in order to get out alive. Likewise, Loki must count on his brother's unmatched strength if he, too, hopes to survive their encounters with the Giants.
  • XAE2 10 years +
    10 years +
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    Part of the Graphic Revolve series, this version of The Wind in the Willows is a graphic novel illustrated by Fernando Cano.

    Mole, Rat and Badger are the best of friends. As for Toad, well . . . he's not he's a bad guy. It's just that he really, REALLY loves cars. If he sees a sporty vehicle, he can't help but ask to take it for a spin. And if he takes it for a spin, he can't help but find out how fast it goes. And whenever he finds out how fast a car can go, Toad tends to end up in big trouble. Will Toad's pals save him from ending up in prison, or will Toad land his friends in even bigger trouble?
  • XAG2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Odin, father of the Viking gods, shares his favourite tales of his son, Thor! With his mighty hammer Mjolnir firmly in hand, Thor sets out to show the warlike Giants why he should be feared. But Thor finds his battles with the Giants to be anything but easy. Known for his strength, bullheadedness and temper, Thor find himself under the thumb of many a giant before his adventures are over. Outnumbered and outsized, Thor is forced to use his brains as well as his brawn. Unfortunately, Thor's adopted brother Loki, a Giant himself, has a habit of complicating everything.
  • CFW2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Don't miss this startling first book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the teen psychological thriller and author of the bestselling Slated trilogy! URGENT! An epidemic is sweeping the country. You are among the infected. There is no cure, and you cannot be permitted to infect others. You are now under quarantine. The very few of the infected who survive are dangerous and will be taken into the custody of the army. Young runaway Callie survived the disease, but not the so-called treatment. Her brother Kai is still looking for her. And his new friend Shay may hold the key to uncovering what truly happened. From the author of the international sensation Slated comes the first book in a powerful new story of survival and transformation; love and power.
  • TDG2 7 years +
    7 years +
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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.
  • AYS2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    What transforms an ordinary Edinburgh boy into the most infamous split personality of all time?

    This vividly imagined diary of the young Henry Jekyll examines the contradictions within us all and teases out one possible backstory for the character in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

    A haunting and atmospheric imagining of a classic tale. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 9+.
  • AYV2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Amy May knows about webs of worries - so many people she meets are caught in them, from her own artist dad to newly arrived refugee Rima and her family. By being brave enough to open up her worry box, Amy May helps all those around her find a way forward. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
  • BJH2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    In the future, convicted Teens have a choice. Life in prison, or taking their chance in The Caves. Two Teens are dropped onto a remote island, along with a cyborg monster. If they kill the cyborg, they go free. If they fail, they die. Zak, the wild boy of the island, watches the Teens. Sometimes he helps them. Sometimes he doesn't. Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Caves encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 12+, at a manageable length (32 pages) and reading age (6+). This series can be read in any order. Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Book band: Purple Ideal for ages: 12+ Reading age: 6
  • BJD2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    In the future, convicted Teens have a choice. Life in prison, or taking their chance in The Caves. Two Teens are dropped onto a remote island, along with a cyborg monster. If they kill the cyborg, they go free. If they fail, they die. Zak, the wild boy of the island, watches the Teens. Sometimes he helps them. Sometimes he doesn't. Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Caves encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 12+, at a manageable length (32 pages) and reading age (6+). This series can be read in any order. Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Book band: Purple Ideal for ages: 12+ Reading age: 6
  • BJF2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    In the future, convicted Teens have a choice. Life in prison, or taking their chance in The Caves. Two Teens are dropped onto a remote island, along with a cyborg monster. If they kill the cyborg, they go free. If they fail, they die. Zak, the wild boy of the island, watches the Teens. Sometimes he helps them. Sometimes he doesn't. Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Caves encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 12+, at a manageable length (32 pages) and reading level (6+). This series can be read in any order. Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Book band: Purple Ideal for ages: 12+ Reading age: 6
  • AXK2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    River's life is blown apart when his mum invites her new boyfriend into their home and their lives. River is instantly suspicious of Jason - he seems fake, too good to be true. At school, River's routine fibs are escalating into something more serious, and his teacher gives him a notebook in the hope he can channel his fantasies into creative writing instead. And so, River begins The Liar's Handbook, and an investigation into Jason. But what he uncovers is a terrible deception involving his biological father, the police force and his mum's environmental campaign group...but will anyone take his findings seriously? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
  • AXP2 10 years +
    10 years +
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    Alex and her dad are working a routine plumbing job in the Town Hall when it is suddenly taken over by terrorists. Their leader Mr Blue demands the release of a high-profile prisoner, or he'll start killing hostages - and one of them is Alex's dad! Hidden in the attic's pipes, Alex must rely on her wits to ensure they all stay alive. And she only has precious minutes before time runs out. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 10+
  • AXZ2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Joe has never been 'cool' or 'hot' - he'd rather slog over a brand new recipe than spend hours obsessing over an Instagram image. When dating app Mate Match is launched to connect with teens at other schools, suddenly Joe has got to learn the rules of the dating game and big sister Georgia and her boyfriend Aaron are on hand to teach him everything he needs to know. And it seems the trick to success is to lie - about being in a band, about his hobbies (no cooking to be mentioned!), even his name. But when Joe gets matched with self-obsessed stunner Tania, his lies look set to unravel fast. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
  • AVP2 12 years +
    12 years +
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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.
  • ACO2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Perfect for children who wouldn't normally pick up a book, Michael Dark's Blood Shark from Professor Igor's Lab of Fear finds a class heading on a school trip to a pit filled with fossils.

    They find a shark tooth worth over a million years old but one bad boy doesn't know any better than to steal from mother nature....
  • AEL2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Darling Doll finds a spooky doll playing tricks on its new owners. This means the hauntique hunters of Two Mile Creek have another creepy case on their hands.

    They discover a local woman used to make dolls by hand from a company called Darling Dolls, but will she be willing to help this doll play nice?

    This spooky story is a great introduction to the horror genre for younger readers.
  • AER2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Do Not Watch is part of the Spine Shivers series - a selection of books that carry on the tradition of Goosebumps and Point Horror by introducing children to spooky and scary stories.

    Sam Valentine has spent his life surrounded by eerie objects so is not scared at all when he comes across an old VHS tape on the desk of a late director. Although its label reads DO NOT WATCH, Sam and his friends cannot resist and strange things start to happen...

    As they battle with sickness and weird dreams, the trio need to decipher if they're imagining things or if they are being stalked by the film's killer...
  • AQA2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Two brothers head off on a hunting trip in the woods when they hear a bizarre legend about a werewolf. Could that shadow they see in the trees be the beast?

    Professor Igor's tale of terror reveals the dark truth behind this family curse. Werewolf Skin is engaging and exciting and sure to appeal to those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.
  • BQW2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    My name is Harriet Manners and I'll be a geek forever... The FINAL book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series is here! Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. Modelling isn't a sure-fire route to popularity. Neither is making endless lists. The people you love don't expect you to transform into someone else. Statistically you are more likely to not meet your Australian ex-boyfriend in Australia than bump into him there. So on the trip of a lifetime Down Under Harriet's to-do lists are gone and it's Nat's time to shine! Yet with nearly-not-quite-boyfriend Jasper back home, Harriet's completely unprepared to see supermodel ex Nick. Is the fashion world about to turn ugly for GEEK GIRL? It's time for Harriet to face the future. Time to work out where her heart lies. To learn how to let go...