Book Fairs Insider March 2013: Reading Superpowers
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Chairperson's eNews March 2013  
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Reading Superpowers
Reading Gives You Superpowers Video Did you know reading gives you superpowers and that healthy reading habits set the foundation for a lifetime of success?

In this edition of the Book Fairs Insider, you'll learn how one principal created a culture of reading at his school through his wacky antics and his focus on making reading fun.

And no one says it better than Dav Pilkey when it comes to explaining how reading gives you superpowers. Check out this cool video, and share it with your school community.
A Reading Challenge for 69,000?
No Problem, Says District Rep
Booktalk! Dayren Carlisle has learned something important about registering her Texas district's 69,000 students for the Scholastic Summer Challenge: It's really not that hard. In fact, three schools in Dayren's Houston-area district landed a place in the 2013 Scholastic Book of World Records.

Find out how your school can reap record-breaking reading minutes this summer.
Caped 'Bookman' Helps Students
Discover the Power of Reading
"It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's faster than a fifth-grader running out the door on a Friday afternoon ... more powerful than a tennis ball bouncing off the wall during recess ... and able to leap kindergarten students in a single bound ... it's BOOKMAN WEAVER!"

Read how Principal Michael Weaver uses social media to engage families and share great titles for each age group.

All-in-One Planner Maps Out Steps
to Summer Reading Success
10 Million Words!How-to advice, QR codes that link to online resources, a month-by-month planner, fun facts sure to motivate reading - you can find it all in Scholastic's new no-cost Summer Success Kit.

Here's how you can check a summer reading program off your to-do list in a snap.

Engaging Administrators Is of Principal Importance
Engaging Administrators
What hasn't contributor author Sarah Svarda - a three-time first-place National Scholastic Book Fairs® Elementary School Contest winner - done to her principal for the sake of fueling Book Fair excitement and sales?

Rev up your creative engines and check out Sarah's tips for getting administrators on board!
Book Spotlight
The month of March has many meanings: It is the halfway point of the last semester of the school year, and it is also the beginning of spring. There are holidays to celebrate and people to honor.

So let's take a look at some books that can help your students gain reading superpowers.

Featured Book MUSH! Sled Dogs of the Iditarod
By Joe Funk
Every March The Last Great Race®, the Iditarod, is run over 1,500 miles of the roughest terrain in the world. And at the front of each team are the sled dogs, without whom the race would be impossible. With 12 to 15 dogs per team and more than 50 teams entered, nearly 750 dogs compete in this grueling race. Full-color photos throughout will bring the race into your home and classroom.
Item #338912 - $4.99 Paperback

Featured Book Gabby Douglas Going for Gold
By Tori Kosara
Last summer at the 2012 London Games, Gabby Douglas made history, becoming the first African American to win a Gold Medal in the individual all-around event. This short biography takes you on her inspirational and brave journey. What a wonderful way to celebrate Women's History Month!
Item #340356 - $3.99 Paperback

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Supercharge Your Fair by Attending a Workshop
Workshops give Book Fair chairpeople superpowers that will inspire students to get a charge out of reading! Our customers always have rave reviews from both in-person and webinar workshops.

Get A Charge Out Of Reading "Workshops help me get acquainted with recommended processes and procedures. As a parent PTO volunteer, the workshops also improve my self-confidence to run our Book Fairs successfully and work professionally with our school's teachers and media center staff. I like getting new product information, asking questions, and getting input from other Book Fair chairpersons."
- Cheryl Hejlik-Peterson, PV/PV Rawlings Elementary School, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

"This is my first time to chair a Book Fair, so I found all of the information to be useful. Ideas about how the Book Fair should be run and decorated will be very helpful. I plan to work with the staff, get the word out, and make this an exciting Book Fair for the children."
- Paula Bryant, Lake Travis Middle School, Austin, Texas

Sign up today to reserve a seat for yourself and your co-chairs!
Online Fair Opens Up Shopping Opportunities
Your Online Book Fair landing page has been reorganized to improve your shopping experience! Check out the latest features:

• A new promo box spotlights the latest book releases.

• You can now add advertised titles to your cart straight from the preschool, elementary, or middle school booklist.

• The Shop by Category option directs you to gifts, awards, videos or podcasts.

• NEW podcasts allow you to listen to a synopsis of a book.

• With just one click, you can instantly navigate to student wish lists, award winners, eCard invitations, teacher picks, book videos, and teacher wish lists.

Be sure to log into your Chairperson's Toolkit today to review your Online Fair and take advantage of this great addition to your Book Fair!
Scholastic Dollars and 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!

Your login credentials for the Toolkit are now password-protected. This advancement uses the account registration system from Your email address is your username. Just add a password and you're set! Take a look at how it works!
Your Online Book Fair landing page has been reorganized and improved to make your shopping experience better, faster, and easier than ever before! Check out the latest features.
Empower parents to share the Book Fair with their children. When you show your daily schedule on your Book Fair homepage, parents can better plan their Fair visits. Learn more about creative ways to set up the schedule.
Readioactive Breakfast Bar Sign - Host a morning Family Event with healthy food!
Readioactive Breakfast Bar Wrapper - Attach this wrapper to cereal bars and serve them at your morning Book Fair event.
Summer Reading Flyer for Parents (English) | Spanish - Promote the importance of summer reading to parents.
What Would You Do for Reading?® Program How-To - Inspire kids to read more and stir up some friendly competition at your school.
Story Laboratory Signage - Decorate your Book Fair with these themed signs:
       High Voltage Readers (Color)
       High Voltage Readers (Black and White)
       Reading Is Elemental (Color)
       Reading Is Elemental (Black and White)
       Reading Is in Your DNA (Color)
       Reading Is in Your DNA (Black and White)
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Now - April Free Webinar - Attend a virtual Workshop for tips on making the most of your Fair
Now - June Set and achieve reading goals for your students through READ 100,000
Mar 4 - May 9 Pledge your love of reading for a chance to win a 10-book library for you and your school!
April Celebrate National Poetry Month with no-cost workshops, writing prompts and videos
Apr 8 Classroom registration opens for Read for the World Record!
May 6 Time to start entering minutes for Read for the World Record!
Sep 6 Last day to enter minutes for the Scholastic Summer Challenge
Sep 30 Last day to retrieve minutes and print stats from the Scholastic Summer Challenge
Quick Stat: The percentage of parents who say their child does not spend enough time reading for fun has increased since 2010 across all age groups of children.

Read more about the latest findings in the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report >>
  Pledge Your Love of Reading!
Kids Are Authors: Last call for entries! March 15