Book Adventure- great resource!

Have you heard of Book Adventure? It's an online reading program created by Sylvan Learning. If you have AR (Accelerated Reader) at your school it's somewhat similar except it's FREE and has so many more cool features!

First, as a teacher you can go in and create a class to include all of your students. You can create teams which would be great for different reading levels. I especially think upper grade levels can use this particularly if you are departmentalized and have several classes. You can create contests with students as well as create incentive plans. Teachers can also set up booklists. How awesome, right?! The incentives for kids are very kid friendly- temporary tattoos, candy bars, books, etc. There are online quizzes for more books than you can think of and new quizzes are added. Teachers can even create quizzes!

The site includes very cute mascots like Rex Reader and Bailey Bookmark that I know my first graders will fall in love with. There are tons of resources for teachers as well as parents. AND parents can join Book Adventure too and set up an account for their child.

And seriously people- IT'S FREE! Our school cut Accelerated Reader out of our budget because it was thousands of dollars. I know you're all too familiar with budget cuts. But I really think this program is much better than AR and certainly more appealing to children. Go check it out and set up your free account for the new school year!


  1. Thanks for sharing this FABULOUS site. I can't wait to share it with my education students. I am always on the look out to find resources for them as they begin their education careers.

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  2. We use AR at my school. I can't wait to check out the extra stuff. Thanks for the post!!

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  3. Book Adventure is my absolute favorite reading site! I have used it for about 10 years in homeschooling and just love it! My favorite part is you can customize prizes for your kids. My children just love to read and take their tests everyday. It is reinforcing reading in the most positive way. They earn points and get to choose how to use them. All my kids have been addicted to reading because of this program. Two thumbs up!

    1. I had no idea it had been around for so long! I am passing along all the information to my sister in law. I know she would love a program that would suit both of my nephews!

  4. I tried out Book Adventure last year and my students never received their prizes. i tried emailing them to inquire about it and never got a response. Did you ever experience this to??

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