Book Fairs Insider August 2013: Top Three Tips for Making Your Fair Great
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Chairperson's eNews August 2013  
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Upcoming Book Fairs
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Welcome back!
We're happy to be partnering with your school this year to promote independent reading! We know that Book Fairs are a joyful and exciting experience for kids and families, and we're excited to help support your school's reading goals and Book Fair plans. This year we have great new ideas and valuable tools that will help you reach more readers than ever. Scholastic Book Fairs has developed new technology that supports finding books that will have children reading at the right levels, we have new resources to help teachers promote reading in the classroom, and we have fun, fresh new tools that will capture even the most reluctant readers. We look forward to partnering with you throughout the year as you Celebrate Reading with Book Fairs.

Our Top 3 Book Fair Strategies
Our Top 3 Book Fair Straegies

1. Recruit volunteers. Nothing gets parents and kids more involved in the Book Fair and excited about reading than volunteering. We have new ideas and resources to help you build your Book Fair Team. Find new ways to get teachers, families, and community members involved and don't forget your Student or Junior CREW members! Reward volunteers with gifts from your Pre-Fair Promotion Kit! Volunteer Promotion Kit

TIP: Search the Toolkit using the keyword "volunteers" for a host of recruitment tools.

2. Plan multiple Family Events. Accommodate busy families by offering a variety of Family Events. Research shows that the average American family buys 13 books every six months. Offering new books at affordable prices is a great way to help them obtain sought-after titles. For fresh Family Event Ideas, click here.

3.Plan a Fair for each season. We are excited to celebrate reading with you all year long! Our Book Fair titles, marketing, and technology are all geared toward helping schools connect kids to right-fit books that they want to read. To support your school's reading plans and goals for the entire school year, we have developed new Book Fair offerings for every season. To learn more out more about our Holiday Book Fair, Gear Up for Testing Book Fair, or our Summer Reading Book Fair, contact your Book Fair Consultant.
All For Books™: We're all in!
All For BooksAll for Books™ is a high-powered vehicle that drives your Fair revenues, benefitting your school and underserved children. Three-time National Scholastic Book Fairs® Elementary School Contest winner Sarah Svarda helps you make the most of it this fall.
Get Kids Reading More With the New
Fall Theme: Reading Oasis
Reading Oasis Check out the fall 2013 Ideas Guidebook flipbook for GREAT new ideas, real-world stories, and more!

Click here to learn more

Please note: The information in the guidebook above may not be applicable for BOGO Book Fairs. Click here to see the BOGO Guidebook.
Book Spotlight
Get ready for school with these great reads!

Featured Book Who Was King Tut?
By Roberta Edwards
This biography offers a portrait of the young king and his family augmented with illustrations, visual sidebars, a timeline, and a complete bibliography for further exploration.
Item #338945 - $14.95

Featured Book The Pet War
By Allan Woodrow
Otto wants a dog, and his sister Lexi wants a cat. Mom and dad want neither. Mom wonders who will take care of them. Will this sibling and pet competition get out of hand? You bet! Will you be rooting for Otto or Lexi?
Item #341965 - $4.99

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Register for a Fun and FREE Workshop Today
Workshops Learn how you can make the most of Family Events, see what's new in the School Resource Catalog, and check out the newest titles at your fall Fair.

Register now for an upcoming session!
Find Out Why the Online Fair Enhances Your Book Fair
Workshops The Online Fair extends your Book Fair to more parents and allows shoppers access to a huge selection of books - all day, every day - while your
online store is open.

Unlock the key to success for your Online Fair
Great New Resources for Fall
Scholastic DollarsUse your Scholastic Dollars to refresh your bookshelves with these exciting items found in the online School Resource Catalog.

Don't forget to check back monthly for new releases!

Let Parents Know Your Fair's Event Schedule on the Homepage
When you post your daily schedule on your Book Fair homepage, parents can better plan their Fair visits for family events. Learn more about creative ways to set up the schedule.

Grant Toolkit Access to Fair Volunteers and Scholastic Book Fairs Representatives!
Many Chairpeople have asked for Toolkit access for key volunteers using their own password. This feature is now available, and it?s easy! Learn how.
Get inspiration for your Reading Oasis Book Fair. Check out the fall décor preview
Create palm trees to complete your Reading Oasis.
A mummy and sarcophagus are the perfect additions to your Egyptian-themed Fair.
Get started early on your themed Classroom Wish List board!
Now-Sept Enter minutes for Read for the World Record!
Now Free Workshop - Sign up to attend a Workshop for tips on making the most of your Fair
Now Set and achieve reading goals for your students through READ 100,000
Now Stock up on great summer reads at a warehouse sale near you!
Sept ALA Library Card Signup Month - Encourage students to get library cards from their local libraries
Oct 1st Start logging minutes for READ 100,000
Reading Summits   Summer Challenge