Hello Kingsbury Readers!!

Welcome to your new reading homepage and a place to find all of the information on Accelerated Reader and other brilliant reading resources.

This page will be regularly updated with recommended reads, competitions, challenges and details of upcoming reading deadlines for AR. In the meantime, please find below more information on how to access AR and how to find out your ZPD range. Remember that you should be reading for a minimum of 20 minutes per day.

Accelerated Reader Logging in Guide

Starting from 1st June we are running a weekly competition for both year 7 and year 8 students. For every quiz you take on AR you will be entered into a raffle to win a £5 voucher each week. So get quizzing to be in with a chance to win!! All you’ll need to do when you win is submit a short book review for the book you quizzed on in your winning entry – easy! Your book review will then be added to this website to help other students decide which books they want to try next.

If you need any further information on anything reading or AR related, then you can contact us on:

Keep reading Kingsbury!

Mrs. Mason, Mrs. Drummond, Miss Chance and Miss Kerr-Franks

What Kingsbury School are Reading

The staff at Kingsbury school recorded a downloadable audiobook of The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. There’s a pdf file you can download too so that you can read along with us. 
So why wait? Read along with us and once you’ve finished, you can take the quiz and as a bonus be entered into the weekly reading raffle to win a £5 voucher!

Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters  mp3

Percy Jakson Sea of Monsters pdf

So sit back, enjoy and don’t forget to quiz!  

Here you will find a selection of books our staff are reading from home. We will update this section every week so pop back and take a look.

Mrs Kerr-Franks 

No Big Deal 

by Bethany Rutter.

It’s not my body that’s holding me back. It’s the people that keep telling me it should. Emily knows she’s smart. Emily knows she’s funny. Emily knows she’s awesome.

Emily knows she’s fat. She doesn’t need anyone to tell her any of these things-she likes herself and she likes her body. She just thinks it’s time everyone else caught up. This is another wonderful read and very fitting for modern girls and boys alike. Highlights the many issues that youngsters face today in our ever demanding world. I loved ‘Emily’ and the fact that she was 100% happy with not being ‘conventional’ like her friends. 

Miss A Dyson

“At my mother’s knee and other low joints”

By Paul O’Gradys Autobiography

Story of the author’s early life in Irish Catholic Birkenhead that started him on the long and winding road from mischievous altar boy to national treasure. It includes a tale of gossip in the back yard, bragging in the corner shop and slanging matches on the front doorstep.

Mrs Essex


by Maggie O Farrell

The story of how Shakespeare met his wife and the tragic life of his son.

A really interesting read.

Miss K Sanders

‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

By Suzanne Collins

It’s the new Hunger Games book, about the tenth games, so set long before Katniss and it explains how the dark days of Panem came about. Great if you have read the trilogy, great if you haven’t!

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