November 14, 2013

We add new books to the Accelerated Reader quiz list every week. This week we have released a number of quizzes on books in the action-adventure and survival genres; in this post we focus on a few new releases from popular authors and hotly-requested books now available for quizzing.

A selection of adventure books

Book covers for Now is the Time for Running, WARP: The Reluctant Assassin, and House of Secrets

Now is the Time for Running, by Michael Williams, has been one of the most requested titles through our quiz suggestion system. When their village in Zimbabwe is attacked, Deo and his mentally disabled brother go on the run, carrying little but a leather football filled with money. After facing prejudice, poverty, and tragedy, it is in football that Deo finds renewed hope.

Now is the time for Running | Tamarind | 978-1-84853-083-6 | UY | BL 4.5 | Quiz #225362

WARP: The Reluctant Assassin is the first in a major new series from Eoin Colfer. Riley, a teenage orphan boy from Victorian London, travels through time and joins forces with a young FBI agent to protect the past from Garrick, a murdering illusionist.

WARP: The Reluctant Assassin | Puffin | 978-0-14-134175-0 | MY | BL 6.0 | Quiz #224737

House of Secrets is by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini. When their father mysteriously loses his job and the family is forced to move to an old Victorian house, the Walker children will have to unravel the mystery of their banishment to find their parents… and save the world.

House of Secrets | HarperCollins | 978-0-00-746583-5 | MY | BL 4.6 | Quiz #225404

Mission: Survival by Bear Grylls

Covers for the first three books in the Mission Survival series by Bear Grylls
Mission: Survival by Bear Grylls

Survivalist and Chief Scout Bear Grylls has written a series of popular adventure stories for children. Set in exotic (and dangerous) locations, Beck and his friends must survive the terrain and conduct daring rescues.

Gold of the Gods is the first book in the series. Beck and two friends follow an ancient map to try to discover the Lost City in time to save the Mayor of Cartagena and Beck’s famous uncle.

Gold of the Gods | Red Fox | 978-1-86230-479-6 | MY | BL 6.3 | Quiz #214775

Way of the Wolf is the second book. Beck and his friend must make their way across the icy mountains to find help to save Uncle Al.

Way of the Wolf | Red Fox | 978-1-86230-480-2 | MY | BL 5.0 | Quiz #224892

In Sands of the Scorpion, the third book, Beck and Peter end up fighting for survival in the desert after fleeing from criminals.

Sands of the Scorpion | Red Fox | 978-1-86230-482-6 | MY | BL 5.1 | Quiz #224890

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