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The true quest for literacy is not to reach a final destination, but to pursue a lifelong love of learning through reading. As ReadQuest transitions from a one-day event to a year-long celebration, we continue to celebrate the power of reading and the places it takes us.

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Student Guidebook

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A Parent’s Guide to Renaissance Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®

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Explore myON-themed educator resources, student-engagement resources, and items to strengthen the school-to-home connection.

Winter Highlights

Short on reading ideas? Inspire students with fun celebrations each month. Take a look!

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Nonfiction November

Let’s celebrate nonfiction this month! Take a moment to curl up with a great nonfiction book inside as the temperature starts to drop outside.

01

NOV

NATIONAL AUTHOR’S DAY

The first celebrates authors and their incredible works! Do you have a favorite author?

06

NOV

ELECTION DAY

Time to vote! Explore the history of election day and why it’s always in November.

10

NOV

SESAME STREET DEBUTS

Did you know the first episode of Sesame Street was on November 10, 1969? Learn more about it here.

13

NOV

YOUNG READERS DAY

Since 1989, the second Tuesday in November has been dedicated to young readers! Learn more about it here.

22

NOV

THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving! Food! Good times! Explore a few Thanksgiving resources for educators here.

28

NOV

RED PLANET DAY

It’s close to us (compared to other planets), we’ve landed things on it, and people might even live on it in the future… Can you guess what planet we’re celebrating?

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Human Rights Month

In December, we celebrate Universal Human Rights Month, which honors the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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DEC

PEARL HARBOR

On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked and soon after, America joined WWII. Learn more about this historical date.

15

DEC

BILL OF RIGHTS DAY

Celebrate the Bill of Rights, which spell out our rights as Americans. Learn more about the celebration here.

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DEC

WINTER SOLSTICE

Winter is here! Winter solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere.

25

DEC

CHRISTMAS

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
– Buddy the Elf

26

DEC

BOXING DAY

Did you know Boxing Day originated in the United Kingdom? Learn more about this unique holiday.

31

DEC

NEW YEAR’S EVE

2019 is on the horizon! Take a moment to reflect on 2018 and more here.

JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

Futuristic-Time Travel month

Futuristic/Time Travel Books Month

While November celebrates nonfiction, let’s celebrate the future and time travel this month since it’s 2019!

01

JAN

NEW YEAR’S DAY

2019 is here! What do you have planned for the new year?

16

JAN

NATIONAL APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY

Have you appreciated a dragon today? Click here to see ideas for celebrating.

18

JAN

WINNIE THE POOH DAY

Oh, bother! Let’s celebrate Winnie the Pooh!

21

JAN

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

Today marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Click here for MLK classroom resources!

25

JAN

OPPOSITE DAY

“Hello, Squidward! Oops. I mean, goodbye, Squidward! Aww, isn't Opposite Day...terrible?”
Learn more about this unique celebration of all-things opposite.

26

JAN

AUSTRALIA DAY

Take a moment to read about Australia’s origin and more!

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GIVEAWAY

Let’s celebrate winter right—with books of course!

Psst. We’re giving away books this winter. For a chance to be picked, just click the button below to register and fill out the required information. We’ll draw random winners throughout the next few months.

GIVEAWAY

Let’s celebrate winter right—with books of course!

Psst. We’re giving away books this winter. For a chance to be picked, just click the button below to register and fill out the required information. We’ll draw random winners throughout the next few months.

And, we’re live!

We’re hosting Facebook Live events to celebrate ReadQuest and provide updates. Tune in here or on the Renaissance Facebook page!

Missed our last Facebook Live event? Rewatch it here.


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Looking to start a conversation at home?

In the videos below, our Renaissance employees model how to discuss reading with students.