Accelerated Reader - Middle Years

Widely used in schools, Accelerated Reader (see is a collection of books which have been assigned lexical age-ranging using the ATOS for Books measure, and had quizzes created to that students can demonstrate their reading ability and comprehension.

Books that are too easy for children don't give them the challenge they need to make progress. Books that are too complex frustrate them.

Accelerated Reader uses the computer-adaptive STAR Reading test to determine a student's reading age. Teachers get a wealth of feedback, and students are guided towards appropriate books. AR uses either the ATOS or Lexile® measures of text complexity to help children to select books of an appropriate level. This is their 'Zone of Proximal Development' (ZPD).

As children make progress with their reading skills, their ZPD broadens to encompass a wider range of literature.

The titles below have been quizzed for use in the Accelerated Reader programme, widely used in schools, and are considered appropriate to Middle Years readers. Select a range below to see titles deemed appropriate for other age levels

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Scavenger Hunt
Written by Erika McGann, Illustrated by Vince Reid
Secrets and Shadows

Two friends in a world at war

Shay Given

Great Irish Sports Stars

Shooting for the Stars

My Journey to Become Ireland’s First Astronaut

Written by Dr. Norah Patten, Illustrated by Jennifer Farley
Sonia O'Sullivan

Great Irish Sports Stars

Spirit of the Titanic
Written by Nicola Pierce, Illustrated by Emma Byrne
Stand By Me
Starring Meg

Star Club Book 2

The Supermarket Ghost
Written by Gordon Snell, Illustrated by Bob Byrne

Tomi Reichental's Holocaust Story

Twin Power: Throw In!
Written by Emma Larkin, Cover illustration by Lauren O'Neill