Accelerated Reader - Lower Years

Widely used in schools, Accelerated Reader (see readforpleasure.co.uk) 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 Lower Years readers. Select a range below to see titles deemed appropriate for other age levels

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Alfie Green and a Sink Full of Frogs

Written by Joe O'Brien, Illustrated by Jean Texier

The second book in an enchanting new series of adventures featuring a boy whose life every child will want to have.

Alfie Green and the Bee-Bottle Gang

Written by Joe O'Brien, Illustrated by Jean Texier

The third book in an enchanting new series of adventures featuring a boy whose life every child will want to have.

Alfie Green and the Chocolate Cosmos

Written by Joe O'Brien, Illustrated by Jean Texier

Budsville’s chocolate fair cancelled? No way, Alfie decides. Chocolate seeds from Arcania are the answer, but only if he can survive the Roaring Rainforest, the vicious Spider Plant and the Forest Ogre.

Alfie Green and the Conker King

Written by Joe O'Brien, Illustrated by Jean Texier

It’s time for the Budsville Primary School Conker Championship, and Alfie needs to find a special conker.
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Alfie Green and the Fly-Trapper

Written by Joe O'Brien, Illustrated by Jean Texier

Alfie Green is back, this time grappling with a giant Venus Fly-Trap which threatens to eat everything in his house.

Alfie Green and the Magical Gift

Written by Joe O'Brien, Illustrated by Jean Texier

The first book in an enchanting series of adventures featuring a boy whose life every child will want to have.
Now in paperback

Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler

Written by Joe O'Brien, Illustrated by Jean Texier

The circus has come to town. But it's no ordinary circus. All the kids from Budsville are really excited, except for Alfie who suspects all is not what it seems ...

Alfie Green and the Snowdrop Queen

Written by Joe O'Brien, Illustrated by Jean Texier

It’s Christmas Eve in Budsville and Alfie Green wishes it would snow.
Only the Snowdrop Queen can help his wish come true.

Alfie Green and the Supersonic Subway

Written by Joe O'Brien, Illustrated by Jean Texier

When the Emerald Cactus in the Desert of Doom explodes, Budsville is covered in sparkling green sand ... Soon the evil Desert Elves will arrive on their Scorpion Chariots. How can Alfie stop them?
Alfie Green Book 7

Amy's Wonderful Nest

Written by Gordon Snell, Illustrated by Fergus Lyons

Amy, a little robin, is alone and has to fend for herself. She decides to build a nest, but she doesn't know how!
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Bad Hair Day

Written by Catherine Doolan, Illustrated by Maeve Kelly

Finn is trying desperately to be cool, but nothing works. Until he tackles his hair...
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Barney Goose

A Wild Atlantic Way Adventure

Written by and Illustrated by Carol Ann Treacy

Join Barney Goose as he travels the Wild Atlantic Way from West Cork all the way to Donegal. See the sights and meet new friends in each new location.

Barry's New Bed

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Moira McNamara

Your first real bed is a big adventure – but a little scary too!
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Best-Loved Irish Legends

Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Lisa Jackson

Stories from long, long ago, part of an ancient oral tradition, handed down from generation to generation and written down by the Christian monks of medieval Ireland.

The Big Brother

Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Alan Clarke

Dara will soon be a big brother! But what does a big brother do for a little baby?
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Blue, Where Are You?

Written by Wes Magee, Illustrated by Margaret Suggs

On their first evening in their new home, Josh and Jo's cat Blue is nowhere to be found. Will Josh and Jo find their missing cat?
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