Finding the right Accelerated Reader book for your child can be difficult. “Will my son be interested in this book?” “Which books are at my daughter’s reading level?” “Are the Harry Potter books too advanced for my child?” These are the types of questions parents often ask when searching for an AR book.
The AR BookFinder can help. This free online tool, which can be found through the Hillsborough County Public Library’s website, allows parents, students, teachers and librarians to search for AR books by interest and reading level. Results can even be narrowed down by topic, fiction or nonfiction, and language–English or Spanish. Know which book you’re interested in? Search by title, author or ISBN number and see if the book fits your child’s interest and reading level. AR points for each book are also indicated, and students can rate a book for other readers using a four-star rating system.
Once you’ve found a book that fits the bill, you can add it to the AR BookBag and print your list for easy reference. You can then use the Library’s catalog to see if the book you need is available to check out.