Book Fairs Insider November 2013: Reading That's Fun Gets Done
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Chairperson's eNews November 2013  
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Get a Sneak Peek of 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. íVamos a leer!


For a preview of some of the great books arriving with spring Fairs, click here.
 
Reading That's Fun Gets Done
Reading Fest You don't have to persuade a child to have fun. Kids are all about fun - favorite games, favorite activities, favorite friends, favorite places. Here are some great ways to make reading fun:
  • Introduce your kids to downloadable art, videos, and Common Core-ready learning resources available free through The Art of Read Every Day, designed for students in grades K-2 and 3-5. Students will love the downloadable posters from 13 popular children's authors, the author interviews and read-alouds, and the host of hands-on activities. Share this great resource with your principal to use as your school prepares for its upcoming Fair.

  • Enlist your Junior Crew members to help plan your upcoming Fair, and have them exhibit their favorite titles at your Fair.

  • Schedule a Rev Up Reading Book Fair. Contact your consultant for details.
 
Reading Fest How to Create Successful Reading Spaces

Want to maximize your reading resources in your classroom, library, and Book Fair to inspire your kids to read? Three-time Scholastic Book Fairs« National Elementary School Contest winner Sarah Svarda shares her simple strategies for getting kids excited about their reading spaces.

Start by making it comfy






Boy's Book Charity Gives Hope to Inner-City
Milwaukee Children
Forge Families

Thousands of inner-city children in Milwaukee have experienced the joy of owning and reading their own books thanks to a project started 16 years ago by one selfless Wisconsin boy. Learn about Sam's Hope, one of the charities that benefits each year from All for Books®.

'Our mission is to get new books into the hands of kids so they're reading at home'


Special Notification
Forge Families Due to a printing error, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck arrived at your Fair with an incorrect retail of $8.99 printed on the back cover.

THE ACTUAL RETAIL IS $8.49.
Please charge $8.49 for the book.

Note: Your Scholastic EasyScan® System is programmed with the correct price of $8.49.

We are very sorry for this inconvenience and appreciate your support.
Book Spotlight
This month marks the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving! Gather families around your Book Fair!
Featured Book Each Kindness
By Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
In this heartfelt story of two little girls, one experiences the pain of being rejected by her classmates, and the other learns the value of showing kindness to others.
Item #343065 - $16.99 (hardcover)

 
Featured Book Three Times Lucky
By Sheila Turnage
Can Miss Moses LoBeau stay afloat as a town mystery threatens to sink the only family she has ever known?
Item #343261 - $8.99 (value-priced hardcover)

View more featured books >>
Coming to the Chairperson's Toolkit in Spring 2014
Expand Your Book Fair with Online Shopping
Book Fair chairperson and librarian Suzanne Simpson of Mount Carbon Elementary has promoted online shopping during her past four Book Fairs, and each year she feels it expands her Fair a little more. Suzanne shares, "This year's success was due to an extended family of grandparents, aunts, and cousins, as well as neighbors of a family who were out of town during our Fair..."

Learn how online shopping expanded the Book Fair at Mount Carbon Elementary

Online Fair
 
Get kids excited about reading!
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
How to Grant Your Volunteers Toolkit Access
There is a new, easy way you can grant access to the Toolkit for selected volunteers so they can help you prepare for the Book Fair. For security, they will create their own passwords. Learn how you can give your volunteers Toolkit privileges.

The Author Video Is Now in the Toolkit!
The popular Scholastic Book Fairs Author Video, available for elementary and middle schools, is now in the Toolkit in Fair Files. See details about the Author Video.

The Kindergarten Readiness Program Materials Are in the Toolkit!
Kindergarten Readiness is catching fire! It's a new program from Scholastic Book Fairs that helps parents prepare their children for the transition into kindergarten. Now it's available in the Toolkit in Fair Files. See where Kindergarten Readiness materials are located.

New in Your Toolkit: The Online Fair Tour
Watch the Online Fair Tour to learn all about this exciting extension of your Book Fair! View the Online Tour now or access it later in your Toolkit on the Homepage-Online Fair tab.

 
COPY AND SHARE RESOURCES
Volunteer Stickers (Color) | (B&W) - Give these stickers to volunteers to wear at your Fair.
Volunteer Thank-you Note - Send thank-you notes to volunteers after your Fair is over.
Grand Event Invite - Grand Events are often the most successful part of a Book Fair. Send these invites out for your event.
CALENDAR
Now Start logging minutes for READ 100,000
Now-Nov. 22 Join the countdown to the release of Catching Fire
Nov-Dec 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
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