Beanstack vs. Accelerated Reader vs. READsquared

Choosing a reading motivation platform is no easy task, so we've compiled a comparison chart to help you pick one that best suits your needs.

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Key Features

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Allows users to create, participate in, and manage reading challenges

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Highly-rated mobile app with over 40,000 reviews

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Scans ISBN numbers in a single step using the web and mobile apps

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Timer in the web and mobile app for tracking reading sessions

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Facilitates reading list challenges that allow specific titles to be featured in a reading challenge

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Built-in reading integrity tools like comprehension questions and logging limits

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Includes a tandem connection feature allowing users to link individual library and school accounts

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Includes a Friends and Leaderboards feature that lets users share their reading log

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Includes a Streaks system to encourage readers to log every day

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Includes a reading fundraising system to help schools and libraries raise money

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Includes family registration

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Offers readers the option to write book reviews

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Facilitates Bingo challenges including reading, activity, and review goals

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Customizable data and insights dashboard

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Provides custom and scheduled reports

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Includes a system for detecting and preventing counterfeit logging

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Integrates with Clever, ClassLink, and other single sign on and school rostering systems

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Connects to the library's catalog for book lists and suggestions

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Imports reading automatically from ebook platforms, including Epic!

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Integrates with Alexa and voice technology

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Includes tools to easily upload data for readers using paper only

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Each client provided an individual client success manager

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Each client site given regular quality assurance reviews

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Kick-off calls and frontline staff training opportunities

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Complementary and professionally designed customizable marketing resources

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24/7 helpdesk support and knowledge base

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Access to Facebook user group with over 3,000 members

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Annual sponsored summer and winter reading challenges

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Publishes and delivers original high interest nonfiction content

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Provides annual reports evaluating data and trends

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Offers printable reading logs and Badge Books that compliment virtual reading challenges

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Includes ebooks with multiuser, simultaneous, perpetual access

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What Customers Are Saying

“I find Beanstack very easy to use and it doesn't take much of my time. Thank you for providing us with this tool to encourage students to read more!”
Michele O'Brien Prairie du Chien Area School District, Wisconsin
“Beanstack has revolutionized reading at our school in a month. I wanted to change the culture of our school to be about reading and that's happening.”
Karen Firstbrook Spring Grove School, California
“Beanstack is a great way for students and teachers to manage reading logs and see what they love to read. It is a great tool for librarians as well, as we can easily access reports and challenges to keep readers engaged!”
Megan Gaynor Solon Springs School District, Wisconsin
“Beanstack is easy to use as a student and as a teacher. The students love to complete challenges and log their reading minutes. It has been more successful than any other school-wide tracking program we have tried.”
Julie Pszczola Cobb County School District, Georgia
“Beanstack has streamlined the summer reading challenge process for this library.”
Jessica Stroud Harrison County Public Library, Indiana