Book Fairs Insider February 2013: Love of Reading.
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Chairperson's eNews February 2013  
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For the Love of Reading
I Heart Books Tote It's true: We are in love! Here at Scholastic Book Fairs, we love reading, and we love fellow book lovers like you. We also love finding right-fit books for every kid's reading level and interest.

Because of our love for books, we love spending countless hours combing through books from every children's book publisher to make sure we find the very best books that we know will help your students fall in love with reading.

Check out our digital booklist to preview the books that we hand-selected with love for your spring Fairs.
Say YES to Booktalks!
Booktalk! Booktalks are a sure way to build a reading culture in your school. Did you know that all Scholastic Book Fairs® meetings - large or small - begin with a booktalk? Think about starting your meetings with a booktalk and incorporating them in your own school reading program.

Why include booktalks in your reading program?

• Students respond to teachers and peers who are enthusiastic about books.
• Students are more likely to read and complete books they choose.
• Students who read books for pleasure are more likely to become adults who read.
• Kids buy books that other kids recommend.

Read about how your students can benefit from booktalks or can video their own!
Winning Chairperson Divulges Formula for Great Fair
Contributing author Sarah Svarda, three-time first-place National Scholastic Book Fairs Elementary School Contest winner, joins us beginning this month to share her proven tips and best practices for running a world-class Book Fair. Learn the ingredients of her secret formula for success at her recent Story Laboratory-themed Fair.

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Student Has 10 Million Words for the Love of Reading
10 Million Words! Among students exhibiting a fondness for the written word, there are bookworms, bibliophiles, voracious readers, ardent page-turners - and Isaiah Scheuer. As an eighth-grader, this Wisconsin student beat his goal of reading 1 million words 10 times over.

Read more about this Book Fairs frequent shopper and the challenge Isaiah issues to other students.
Book Spotlight
These family dramas will rivet young readers!
Featured Book I Survived: The Battle of Gettysburg 1863
By Lauren Tarshis
Thomas and his little sister have escaped slavery, but they can't escape the war. Will they have what it takes to survive the fiercest battle ever fought on American soil?
Item #340207 - $4.99 Paperback

Featured Book Star in the Forest
By Laura Resau
Dogs can help us get through trying times, and that is just what Star does for Zitlally, whose family is undocumented and whose dad has just been sent back to Mexico because of a traffic violation. While the family awaits his return, Star is their symbol of hope. But when the dog disappears, is that a sign that Zitlally's father will never make it back to her? This very accessible story will open discussions on the true meaning of home and family.
Item #339150 - $4.99 Exclusive Paperback

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Schools Love Our New Workshops!
Add these resources to your repertoire by participating in a workshop:
Idea Share - Exchange ideas with peers and learn how to create your best Book Fair ever
New Hot Titles - See a sampling and learn how to give a booktalk at the Fair
Storia™ - Learn about Scholastic's new eReading Application
Parent Guide to the Book Fair - Get your free guide to making the most of your student's Book Fair experience
Online Fair - Check out the newest way to reach parents and families
Bonuses & Rewards - Find great new ways to earn and spend Scholastic Dollars™
Learn & Earn - Get Scholastic Dollars rewards for workshop participation

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Scholastic Dollars & School Resource Products
Scholastic DollarsUse your Scholastic Dollars to refresh library and classroom shelves with these exciting items found in the online School Resource Catalog.
Don't forget to check back monthly for new releases!

Through a Scholastic Book Fairs workshop, you'll learn about books that can ignite a love of reading in your students. The new Workshops page in the Toolkit offers a full schedule of workshops and supporting programs!
Show your hardworking volunteers some love. They'll love mastering the Scholastic EasyScan® checkout system through the Scholastic EasyScan® tutorial. Did you know they can take advantage of the tutorial at any time without going into the Toolkit?
The Online Fair allows your whole school community to be a part of the school Book Fair and offers an extended selection of titles for shoppers. Read more about how Book Fair chairpeople said the flexibility of online shopping benefitted their schools.
Valentine's Day Bookmark - Place this bookmark in books at your Fair that you think are a great fit for this holiday!
I Love Books T- Shirt Transfer - Create your own Story Laboratory shirts! | Reverse art
"If You Liked This Book" Shelf-Talker - Promote the books you love to your students!
Story Laboratory Classroom Wish List Board - Kids love seeing new books in their classrooms! Bring attention to the Classroom Wish List program with this fun board.
Send Clifford an ecard - Join Clifford's BIG birthday celebration Feb. 14 - and all year long!
Now Sign up to participate in the Harry Potter Book Club
February Celebrate Black History Month with your students
Feb - April Free Webinar - Attend a virtual Workshop for tips on making the most of your Fair
March 15 2013 Kids Are Authors Deadline - Your students could become published authors
Quick Stat: Having parents who are reading role models or having a large book collection at home has more of an impact on kids' reading frequency than household income.

Learn more in the Kids & Family Reading Report
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