I've been a little MIA lately on my blog, but that's for a could reason. I've had the privilege to once again co-host my kids's school's Scholastic Book Fair. What a fabulous, week long event. I don't know what it is about Scholastic book orders and book fairs that makes me feel like I turn into a little kid all over again. Remember those Scholastic book orders you brought home as a kid? I LOVED them. I swear I still get excited when my kids bring theirs home. That excitement is magnified with the Scholastic Book Fair. This year there were quite a number of books there that I had already read, which made it all the more fun to talk to parents, teachers and kids about.
Aside from getting books in the hands of kids, one of the things I love about Scholastic Book Fairs is their giving back. This year they charity was All of Books. For every dollar that a student brought in, their teacher not only received that exact dollar amount to use to "purchase" books for their classrooms, but Scholastic matched that exact amount to be used to purchase books for kids in need of books. You don't need to have a student present at the school to purchase books. Many, if not all, Scholastic book fairs are open to the public. After all, who can resist a good deal on books? Not only that, in the process of buying books you're also helping out that particular school, and the school's library. You can't go wrong.
Here are some of the goodies I purchased this week from the Book Fair:
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The 3rd Wheel
- Pet Fairies to the Rescue!
- Belle the Birthday Fairy
- I Am Sacagawea
- Who Was Steve Jobs?
- I Am Albert Einstein
- Who Was Walt Disney?
- The Civil War: An Interactive History Adventure
- Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
- Ghost Buddy: Mind If I Read Your Mind?
- Wolves of the Beyond: Spirit Wolf
- Dear America: Christmas After All
I also purchased a few others, but since they're Christmas gifts I'm not going to list them on here. To those who do support reading, and purchase from the Scholastic Book Fairs, thank you!! You make all the time and effort we put into putting together and running the book fairs so worth it!