Book Fairs Insider December 2013: What's New in Your Spring Fairs
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Chairperson's eNews December 2013  
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Upcoming Book Fairs
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For questions, please contact your Book Fair consultant
 
Get a Sneak Peek at Spring's Great Theme and Titles
Book Fair Fiesta Nothing says family fun quite like a fiesta! It's an energetic, positive party that celebrates tradition, family, and community. And it's the perfect match for a Scholastic Book Fair - where family participation is always the center of the weeklong reading event. So bienvenidos to Book Fair Fiesta - our featured spring theme for 2014! Show kids that books make great amigos. Pass down the love of reading with Book Fair Fiesta. ¡Vamos a leer!

For a preview of some of the great books arriving with spring Fairs, click here.
 
The Spirit of the Season
Spirit of the Season In the spirit of the season, why not make it the season of giving back? West View Elementary School in Tennessee used its All for Books™ proceeds at its fall Book Fair to benefit Monmouth Elementary School in New Jersey, where Hurricane Sandy virtually wiped out the school library. Monmouth's librarian created a wish list using the Online Fair, which allowed West View families to meet specific needs.

Access to books is a precious and life-changing gift, but sometimes students lose motivation to read over winter break. You can inspire your students to keep reading over break by providing them access to books they want to read from your Book Fair. Also consider having a public library card signup at your school. And amp up the motivation to read through fun incentives such as READ 100,000.

Finally, plan now to start the new year off right by holding a Rev Up Reading Book Fair. Reading is a critical skill that will greatly improve your students' performance in standardized testing - and in life! Contact your consultant now to hear about this special Fair only available in January and February.
 
Your Toolkit's New Planning Tool Is Just Around the Corner!
The new year will bring you a sleek new Chairperson's Toolkit!
Toolkit Planning tool
• Simplified Navigation
• Your Book Fair Planner

You've asked for improved tools for planning your Book Fair, and the Toolkit team at Scholastic Book Fairs is listening! We are working on a new suite of tools to support your efforts to connect students with books they want to read. Learn more about the Planner.
 
Share Your Book Fair Memories for a Chance to Win a Set of 50 Award-Winning Books
Spirit of the Season For more than 30 years, Scholastic Book Fairs have been creating fond memories, lasting impressions, and lifelong enthusiasm for reading. We recently asked some grown-up fans to share their own Book Fair memories, and we captured their stroll down memory lane on video. We'd also love to hear about your Book Fair memories! Share them for a chance to win a set of 50 paperback award-winning books - one for you and one for a school of your choice.

Share your favorite Book Fair memory for a chance to win a book set!
 
Usher in Your New Year with a New Theme & New Tools Usher in Your New Year Seeking inspiration for your Book Fair Fiesta? Here's your chance to be a fly on the wall during the brainstorming session of three-time Scholastic Book Fairs® National Elementary School Contest winner Sarah Svarda.

Sarah's advice: Think big!


Book Spotlight
Books make great gifts, and your Book Fair is the perfect way for families to complete some holiday shopping! Show off some of this season's hottest books!

Featured Book Snowflakes Fall
By Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Steven Kellogg
This Newbery Medalist author and award-winning artist portray life's natural cycle - its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow - in a book that is both a celebration of life and a tribute to the qualities that make each individual unique.
Item #343480 - $17.99 (hardcover picture books)

 
Featured Book Ever After High #1: The Storybook of Legends
By Shannon Hale
Are you a Rebel or a Royal? Let the page-turning tale begin!
Item #345686 - $9.99 (value-priced hardcover)

View more featured books >>
Find Inspiration for Your Fair at a Workshop or Webinar
Workshops You are invited to attend our Spring 2014 Chairperson's Workshop, where we will kick off the Spring Book Fair theme! Preview a festival of books, get a sneak peek at new tools, and explore creative ideas that will make this Book Fair your school's most memorable one yet!

Choose from an in-person venue or our webinars.
 
Coming to the Chairperson's Toolkit in Spring 2014
Online Book Fair Top Picks
These hot, new books - and over 1,000 more - are available for online shoppers. Great for holiday shopping! Spread the word about Online Shopping to your school community so everyone has a chance to participate in your school's Book Fair. Promote it using one of the many reproducibles in the Fair Files section of your Chairperson's Toolkit. Best of all, online purchases, including Storia eBooks, add to your total Book Fair sales! Harry Potter
 
Scholastic Dollars & School Resource Products
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!

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TOOLKIT TIPS
Start Planning Your Spring Book Fair
Book Fair Fiesta reproducibles for spring are being added to Fair Files daily. Check out what's already available.

Homepage Overview Video
The Homepage Overview in your Chairperson's Toolkit is a quick way to become familiar with Homepage features. Learn more about this fun tool!

COPY AND SHARE RESOURCES
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Preview of Spring Decorations and Activities - Start planning decorations for your spring Fair now!
Themed Letterhead - Use this colorful letterhead to send letters to families.
Book Fair Fiesta Clip Art - Check out the fun clip art for your spring Fair! Logo | Armadillo | Iguana
CALENDAR
Now Start logging minutes for READ 100,000
Now Stock up on great titles and products at a warehouse sale near you!
Dec. 27 Fall 2013 National Elementary School Contest entries due
Dec. 27 Fall 2013 National Middle School Contest entries due
Jan. 15 Encourage students to enter the Kinney-Pilkey Mini Story Cliffhanger Writing Event of the Year
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