How to Find Accelerated Reader Books:
  1. Go to AR BookFinder.
  2. Search for a book.
  3. Copy the author, title or ISBN information into our catalog and search to see if that title is available.
Accelerated Reader Ranges for Popular Series

Download the Accelerated Reader Ranges for Popular Series (.pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions about AR (Accelerated Reader)

  • What is Accelerated Reader?
    Accelerated Reader (AR) is a program that encourages reading. Students read books at their reading level and then take a test at school to earn points.

  • How many points is a book worth?
    Each book is worth points based on its length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on the number of correct answers they get on the test.

  • At school, your child takes a STAR test that assesses their reading level. This test is usually taken at the start and at the end of the school year.

  • What are AR reading levels?
    Each child is assigned a reading level, based on their test results. You will search for books at that reading level.

  • How do I find out what my child’s reading level is?
    Ask your child’s teacher.

  • Who participates in AR?
    Students at all grade levels participate. The Lee County School District purchased the “universal” list in 2009, allowing children to test on a wider variety of books. Not all private schools in the area participate in AR or subscribe to the “universal” list.

  • Children take the quizzes at school. The library does not provide testing.

  • Does your child attend a Lee County public school or a private school subscribing to the universal list? If so, you can access the list of AR books at

  • The color chart is a way for children to find AR books on their level at their school libraries. Each color corresponds to a certain range of levels. The books at your child’s school library may be marked with AR colors. Books at the public library are not marked with the AR colors.

  • Search for the books by author or title in our computer catalog.

  • You can access the list of AR books at