How Do I Find a Book in Accelerated Reader?

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To find a book in the Accelerated Reader program, visit AR BookFinder, and use their search options to generate a book list based on specific criteria, suggests Renaissance Learning. For more book suggestions, check with teachers and librarians familiar with a particular child’s level and reading habits.

AR BookFinder offers a variety of search options, allowing parents, educators and librarians to zero in on the kinds of books that will appeal to students, explains Renaissance Learning, the company behind the Accelerated Reader program.

First, access the website and identify yourself as a student, parent, teacher or librarian. Next, choose between quick search, advanced search or collections, directs The Parent’s Guide to AR BookFinder. Quick Search allows a user to enter an author, topic, title or quiz number and then narrow down results to find a suitable book. Advanced search allows for a more fine-tuned search with specific parameters such as a book’s ATOS level, says the guide. Specifying a book’s ATOS level in an advanced search ensures that the results will not include books that are too difficult for a child to read, counsels Renaissance Learning. Finally, AR BookFinder features a list of book collections to browse, including award-winning books, state reading lists and kids’ and librarians’ recommendations.