Wednesday, February 21, 2007

These books are now ranked by Accelerated Reader

The action-adventures and mysteries, published by Baker Trittin Press, and written by Max Elliot Anderson, for readers 8 - 13, especially boys, are now rated by Accelerated Reader (AR).

With AR, students choose books at their appropriate reading levels and read them at their own pace. Next they take a standardized quiz, written by AR. Teachers and parents get immediate feedback on the reading and vocabulary progress for each student, and the students get points for every AR book they read.

According to the AR web site, students, teachers, and parents love this program which has increased reading wherever it is used.

Newspaper Caper, Terror at Wolf Lake, North Woods Poachers, Mountain Cabin Mystery, Big Rig Rustlers, & Secret of Abbott's Cave are AR rated for 4th grade readers.

Legend Of The White Wolf is AR rated for 3rd grade readers.

Not only are these books enjoyed by boys, girls and even adults like them too. They are distributed by Baker and Taylor, and can also be found on Amazon. Children report that reading these books is like being in an exciting or scary movie.

The books are compared by readers and reviewers to a modern day Tom Sawyer, The Hardy Boys, Huck Finn, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, Scooby-Doo, Lemony Snicket, and adventure author Jack London.

Mountain Cabin Mystery contains a plot in which the boys foil the terrorists plans of a sleeper cell. Recently, a real plot was thwarted in the author's home town of Rockford, IL. There, a terrorist planned to blow up hand grenades in the shopping mall.

All of Max Elliot Anderson's titles are relevant for young readers, and Mountain Cabin Mystery demonstrates just how relevant.

If you have any questions, you may contact the author at

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