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Reading and Accelerated Reader

AR BookFinder is an exciting web-based book-searching tool from Renaissance Learning. With this free online tool you can search for interesting and appropriate books for your child, quickly and easily, in the knowledge that there is an Accelerated Reader quiz available for each book. We encourage you to explore this book-searching tool with your child. Of course, Internet access and comfort levels vary; therefore, you may wish to try this tool on your own or during a visit to your local library. Please see the attached guide.


Click on the icon to access the site:


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Updated: August 2017

Please be aware that the iOS apps for Renaissance Accelerated Reader have been retired, which means that the app will no longer be available in the iOS App Store and can no longer be used. To avoid confusion with students and staff, we suggest that you remove the Accelerated Reader app from your iOS devices.

iOS apps were originally created because Renaissance Place (RP) relied heavily on Flash, which Apple products did not support. We have since removed Flash from RP, and the apps are no longer necessary for our products to function on Apple devices.

Customers who enjoy the use of iOS apps when using iPads can now transition to using a supported browser on the same devices, such as the Safari browser that is included, or the Firefox and Chrome browsers, which are also available. By accessing the reading practice offerings on the web browser, students and teachers can stay up-to-date with the latest content and features.

iOS app users will still be able to create home screen icons for the web application by following these steps:

  • Click on your browser and type in your ukhosted (RP) web address
  • Click on the save/share symbol at the top of the browser
  • Click ‘add to home screen’

If you require any help or support, please contact our Customer Services team by calling: +44 (0)20 7184 4000 or emailing: support@renlearn.co.uk





A selection of recommended books suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

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To access Accelerated Reader at home please enter through the Junior Librarian.


Should you need any further help, please read the guide at the bottom of the page.


Through Junior Librarian: 


To login to take Accelerated Reader quizzes, you need to login to the Reading Cloud first (under 'Children' then 'Library'). 


Once logged in you have to search for the book, then load up the information.


From here, you will see a 'Take Quiz' link - this will direct you to Accelerated Reader to take the quiz.


You may find the quiz not available at home, this is due to different ISBN codes. As a result of this some of the books have quizzes which can only be taken at school.

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that will help to develop your child’s independent reading. It works in quite a simple way: your child will pick a book within their level, and when finished will take a short quiz on the computer. The quiz is a new feature of how we change books at school, but is a really important addition. If your child can pass a quiz about what they have read then this tells us that they have fully understood the content of their book.


 All children in the school have undertaken a short reading test that has assigned them a reading band (or Z.P.D.). Your child will now be able to select a book from our library that falls within their Z.P.D. This reading band will guide your child towards choosing books at an appropriate reading level that are challenging without being frustrating. The aim is for them to pass the quiz and be successful.


All of our books in the library have been newly labelled and put into colour bands that will further help guide your child in choosing a book. The children will continue to read through the Oxford Reading Tree before finding a book within the scheme. In addition, they will also be allowed to take out a book within their Z.P.D, or any book not included in Accelerated Reader (this includes all non-fiction and many other fiction titles). Once the children have finished the Oxford Reading Tree, they must choose a reading book within their Z.P.D as well as one not included in the scheme should they wish.


This will hopefully make reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. As a part of our reading programme we ask the children to read at home to an adult at least three times per week (depending on year group), fill in their reading diary and have it signed by a parent. We would greatly appreciate your support in helping your child to do this, as ultimately the reading practise that your child gets outside of school contributes greatly towards them becoming a confident, successful reader.