Note to Parents about AR Books
The books in our media center and on our Accelerated Reader (AR) lists cover a wide range of reading and interest levels in order to meet the needs of our many students. Keep in mind that not all books are suited for all students. In our media center AR books are marked with a label which includes a variety of information. The information includes: the quiz number, the title of the book, the author, the book or reading level, the point value, and the interest level. This information is also available in the AR binders in the media center and also on Edline. (Unfortunately the AR software does not include the interest level when exported for html.)
Books are selected and purchased following the Harford County Public School's book selection guidelines and criteria, which include reviews of books in professional library journals. Ultimately, book selection is up to the students and their parents, not school staff.