QK is a reading connects school. Reading connects is a National Reading Campaign initiative to build whole-school reading communities.


Students may borrow up to 4 books at a time in Years 7-9, up to 6 books in Years 10-11 and up to 8 books in the Sixth Form. Loans are for two weeks but may be renewed.

If you do not return a book by the return date or renew the loan, you will not be allowed to use the Library computers or borrow any more books until you do.

Take books to the desk if you want to borrow them. Remember that Reference books may not be taken out of the Library.

Accelerated Reader

Quintin Kynaston School library uses Accelerated Reader© to help students with their reading. Accelerated Reader helps guide students towards suitable reading books for their ability. Students can then do quizzes on the books they have read, and the school can give certificates and prizes to the students for their efforts.

To keep track of their progress, students and parents can log in to Accelerated Reader.

AR BookFinder
QK's Keycode is FB823669

Popular Books

Last term's most popular books (Terms 1 and 2 2010-11)

Well done to Lemony Snicket for being our most popular author for Key stage 3:

1The Reptile RoomSnicket, Lemony
2Two of A Kind Diaries Part 2, Winner Take AllMary-Kate and Ashley
3Naruto Vol 19Kishimoto, Masashi
4The Lottie ProjectWilson, Jacqueline
5Naruto: v. 12Kishimoto, Masashi
6Naruto: v. 8Kishimoto, Masashi
7Naruto: v. 13Kishimoto, Masashi
8Naruto: v. 1: Tests of the NinjaKishimoto, Masashi
9Naruto: v. 17Kishimoto, Masashi
10Two of A Kind Diaries Part 3, Ps Wish You Were HereMary-Kate and Ashley
11The Diamond GirlsWilson, Jacqueline
12Buried Alive!Wilson, Jacqueline
13Hallowe'en NightStine, R.L.
14Horrid Henry's Haunted HouseSimon, Francesca
15Garfield GoooooalDavis, Jim

Well done to Robert Muchamore and his Cherub Series for dominating our Key Stage 4 and 5 most popular loans:

1Maximum SecurityMuchamore, Robert
2Vampire War TrilogyShan, Darren
3Man Vs BeastMuchamore, Robert
4The RecruitMuchamore, Robert
5Sleepwalker, TheMuchamore, Robert
6Escape, TheMuchamore, Robert
7The Bad BeginningSnicket, Lemony
8Cirque du FreakShan, Darren
9HackerBlackman, Malorie
10SnakeheadHorowitz, Anthony
11The Lord of the Rings / Fellowship of the RingTolkien, J.R.R.
12Boys BewareUre, Jean
13Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy: Pt.2: Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-BoogersPilkey, Dav
14The Penultimate PerilSnicket, Lemony
15The Magic FingerDahl, Roald


Careers information and advice

How to find the book you need

Where we keep books in the QK Library