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Spring 2008 Theme: Take a Reading Road Trip
Spring 2008 Travel Advisory

We invite you to Take a Reading Road Trip. Experience adventure, explore exotic locales, and discover amazing books. We’ll see you on the highways and byways of reading – where there’s always a new story to be discovered.
In This Issue:

Chart a Cross-Country
Reading Adventure
Loose Change Adds Up
to More Books
Featured Books at the
Book Fair

Create an Americana diorama for your Book Fair!Everything You Need to Plan Your
'Take a Reading Road Trip' Adventure

As you prepare to embark on your reading road trip, be sure to check your Chairperson’s Toolkit for important travel tips. From suggestions for recruiting volunteers to a week’s worth of special event ideas, you’ll find everything you need to make your Book Fair journey an exhilarating and rewarding one.

For a scenic detour, try decorating your Book Fair with an Americana diorama like the one shown here. Step-by-step instructions and templates for Mount Rushmore, Lady Liberty, the Gateway Arch, and more are available online. Exit here to visit your Chairperson’s Toolkit and get started!

Loose Change Adds Up to More Books

Free One for Books collection tub.What’s better than one good deed? How about two? That’s the spirit behind One for Books. The loose change your school collects at the Book Fair helps provide more books for the school library, classroom libraries, or students who may not otherwise be able to shop.

This spring, we’re giving your One for Books collections a boost. A free collection tub will arrive with your Fair. Place it near your register, and watch the change quickly add up. Everyone, including your students, will feel good about helping connect kids and teachers with more great books.

Look for more information in your spring Planning Kit and online.

Featured Books: Sight-Seeing Ahead!

Hitch a ride with the fabulous Farley family, catch a show with Oggie Cooder, go on a loco adventure with a Siamese kitty, and travel around the world with Judy Moody. We've got the hottest new books that you’ll want to take with you wherever you go.
  Meet author Judy Schachner.Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse
By Judy Schachner

Skippyjon’s Chihuahua friends are hiding from the Bad Bobble-ito who has taken over their doghouse. El Skippito, the Siamese kitty boy with the gigantico imagination, saves the day in this cómico adventure. Meet the author in an online video.
  There’s a Map on My Lap! There’s a Map on My Lap!

From there to here‚ and here to there, maps can take you anywhere! The Cat in the Hat takes a trip through the world of maps‚ where you’ll learn all about maps and the places they show us. Learn more about this book.
  Oggie Cooder Oggie Cooder
By Sarah Weeks

Oggie Cooder is an eccentric boy with a very unusual talent: he can charve (chew + carve) sliced cheese into the shapes of states! Suddenly, he’s a star, but he’s not so sure he wants to shine. Meet the author in an online video.
  Judy Moody Around the World in 8 1/2 Days Judy Moody Around the World in 8 1/2 Days
By Megan McDonald
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

As her class takes a whirlwind tour of the globe, Judy faces a number of challenges, including a new girl named Amy Namey. Fans of this spunky character will cheer and laugh out loud as she finally masters the art of making new friends while keeping old ones. See a video preview of this book.
  Visit our Web site to view more featured books, watch author videos, download lesson plans & student activities, and more.
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